This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition diabetic foot ulcers
Treatments dsc127, placebo vehicle gel
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Derma Sciences, Inc.
Collaborator Integrium
Start date February 2013
End date March 2016
Trial size 422 participants
Trial identifier NCT01830348, DSC127-2012-01


The purpose of the study is to determine if DSC127 is effective in increasing incidence of complete wound closure at 10 weeks confirmed at a visit 2 weeks later when compared to the vehicle (gel without active ingredient) in subjects with diabetes mellitus (DM) who have chronic Wagner Grade 1 or 2 plantar neuropathic foot ulcers, 0.75 - 6 cm2 in size.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
DSC127 0.03% in a vehicle gel (hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) with parabens)
DSC127 0.03%, daily topical application to diabetic foot ulcer for a period of up to 28 days or until ulcer closure, whichever is sooner
(Placebo Comparator)
Vehicle gel comprising HEC with parabens
placebo vehicle gel

Primary Outcomes

The proportion of subjects with a target ulcer which achieves complete wound closure (skin re-epithelialization without drainage or dressing requirements) up to 10 weeks (confirmed at a study visit 2 weeks later).
time frame: Target ulcer must achieve complete wound closure by 10 weeks post first treatment

Secondary Outcomes

Time to the visit where the target ulcer achieves confirmed complete wound closure
time frame: Weekly assessments to ten weeks post first treatment dose

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or female ambulatory subject age ≥18 years at the time of informed consent 2. Has type 1 or type 2 DM under metabolic control as confirmed by a glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) of ≤12% and a serum creatinine level of ≤3mg/dL 3. At Screening and at Baseline (prior to randomization), subject has at least one ulcer that fulfills all of the following criteria: - Present for ≥1 month and ≤1 year - Partial- or full- thickness and not involving bone, tendon, or capsule (probing to tendon or capsule), i.e. Wagner Grade 1 or 2 - Has no sign of infection or osteomyelitis - Plantar neuropathic ulcer; ulcer must be predominantly on the plantar surface of the foot to ensure adequate off-loading and may include the toes - Size of the target ulcer must be 0.75 - 6 cm2 - Target ulcer must be non-healing as defined as <30% reduction in size in response to standard of care during the two week Screening Period - If more than one ulcer is present that meets the inclusion criteria, the largest one will be considered the Target ulcer. - If there are two ulcers of the same size that meet all criteria, the one with the higher Wagner Grade will be considered the Target ulcer. - If there are two ulcers of the same size and the same Wagner Grade, the one present for the longest qualifying time will be the Target ulcer. 4. Has an ankle brachial index (ABI) ≥ 0.7 on the foot with the target ulcer 5. Has an assessment of the baseline level of neuropathy of the foot using Semmes-Weinstein filaments. 6. A female subject of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at the time of Screening, and must be willing to use a medically acceptable method of birth control, such as Essure®, hormonal contraception (oral pills, implantable device, or skin patch), intrauterine device, tubal ligation, or double barrier throughout the study. A female subject of childbearing potential who practices abstinence is not required to employ birth control. 7. Has the ability and willingness to understand and comply with study procedures and to give written informed consent prior to enrollment in the study or initiation of study procedures Exclusion Criteria: 1. Has a known hypersensitivity to any of the investigational drug or vehicle components 2. Has been exposed to any investigational agent within 30 days of entry into the study 3. A female who is pregnant or nursing 4. Has active malignant disease of any kind except for basal cell carcinoma (of the skin). A subject, who has had a malignant disease in the past, was treated and is currently disease-free, may be considered for study entry. 5. Has a hemoglobin of less than 8.5 gm/dL. 6. Transaminase levels greater than 3 × normal 7. Is receiving hemodialysis or chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) therapy 8. Has had prior radiation therapy of any part of the foot with the target ulcer under study 9. Use of systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressants (within the 8 weeks prior to screening) 10. Has an ulcer primarily ischemic in etiology 11. Has sickle-cell anemia, Reynaud's, or other peripheral vascular disease 12. Has received a biologic agent, growth factors or skin equivalents (Regranex®, Apligraft, or Dermagraft), in the past 30 days 13. Has a target ulcer which is determined to be clinically infected and requires antimicrobials. Any antibiotic therapy must be completed or discontinued at screening. 14. Has a Wagner Grade 3 or greater DFU, deep abscess, or gangrene 15. Has uncontrolled hypertension, in the opinion of the Investigator. 16. Any other finding, which in the opinion of the Investigator, may interfere with the assessment of the product or participation of the subject in the study.

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Vehicle-controlled Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of DSC127 in Treating Non-healing Foot Ulcers in Subjects With Diabetes Mellitus
Description Subjects will undergo a two week screening period to assess plantar ulcer healing, and those healing less than 30% will be eligible for randomization, providing they meet all other inclusion criteria. Four weeks of blinded "treatment" follows the screening period, and an observation period of six weeks (to 10 weeks post first treatment) follows the 4-week treatment period. If the ulcer closes during the treatment or observation period, the closure will be confirmed two weeks later, and at this time the subject enters a durability assessment period of up to 12 weeks. All aspects of Standard of Care are followed throughout the study period.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2015.
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