Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition hypercholesterolemia
Treatments affitope® at04a+adjuvant, affitope® at06a+adjuvant, adjuvant without active component
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Affiris AG
Collaborator Medical University of Vienna
Start date July 2015
End date May 2016
Trial size 72 participants
Trial identifier NCT02508896, 2015-001719-11, AFFiRiS 012

Summary

Study AFF012 is a single blind, single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group, phase I clinical trial of repeated administration by subcutaneous injection of a single dose of one of two different proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 targeting AFFITOPE® vaccines or Placebo. This study will assess Safety, Immunogenicity and low density lipoprotein cholesterol-lowering activity of the two vaccines.

72 healthy subjects are divided into three test groups (2 treatment groups, 1 placebo group), each consisting of 24 subjects. The subjects are randomized to receive either of two AFFITOPEs® (AT04A or AT06A, adsorbed to 1 mg aluminium oxyhydroxide) or placebo (1 mg aluminium oxyhydroxide).

The study consists of 3 parts, part A, encompassing Visit 1 to Visit 8, covering 3 priming immunizations at a dose of 15μg at days 0, 28 and 56 and the immediate observation period extending to day 140; the prolonged observation period: part B, encompassing Visit 9 and Visit 10 at days 273 and 365; and part C consisting of 7 visits (V11 to V17). Study participants having received 3 priming vaccinations and having completed part B will receive in part C one boost immunization at a dose of 75μg, which will be applied one year after the 3rd immunization (day 420). Probands will proceed directly from part A to part B and to part C. Continuation of parts B and C will be considered based on the part A results, primarily the immunological results. The following scenarios apply (provided that there is no safety issue). None of the two treatment groups exhibits a vaccine-specific antibody response over the placebo group at Visit 8 - this will lead to termination of the trial. One of the two groups fails to exhibit a vaccine-specific antibody response over the placebo group at Visit 8 - this will lead to its discontinuation; the other treatment group and the placebo group will be continued.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
3 injections of 15µg AFFITOPE® AT04A+adjuvant once every 4 weeks and 1 boost immunization at a dose of 75μg, which will be applied one year after the 3rd immunization
affitope® at04a+adjuvant
subcutaneous injection
(Experimental)
3 injections of 15µg AFFITOPE® AT06A+adjuvant once every 4 weeks and 1 boost immunization at a dose of 75μg, which will be applied one year after the 3rd immunization
affitope® at06a+adjuvant
subcutaneous injection
(Placebo Comparator)
3 injections of Placebo once every 4 weeks and 1 boost immunization which will be applied one year after the 3rd immunization
adjuvant without active component
subcutaneous injection

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Occurence of any Serious Adverse Event (SAE)
time frame: 21 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Immunological activity of AFFITOPE® AT04A: Titer of vaccination-induced antibodies
time frame: 21 months
Immunological activity of AFFITOPE® AT06A: Titer of vaccination-induced antibodies
time frame: 21 months
Mean Levels of Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDLc)
time frame: 21 months
Mean Levels of High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDLc)
time frame: 21 months
Mean Levels of Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL)
time frame: 21 months
Mean Levels of Total Cholesterol (TC)
time frame: 21 months
Mean Levels of Triglycerides (TG)
time frame: 21 months
Mean Levels of PCSK9
time frame: 21 months
Correlation analysis: Relating the strength of antibody responses to Lipid lowering effects
time frame: 21 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Subjects ≥ 18 years of age at time of study entry. 2. Fasting LDLc at screening. 3. Fasting triglycerides at screening. 4. Body weight > 50 kg and a body mass index (BMI) between 19 and 35. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Treatment/change in treatment with medications known to influence HDLc, LDLc and total cholesterol concentrations 2. Planned life-style changes during the study period like increasing aerobic exercise activity, attempting to lose body weight or changing the smoking status. 3. History of autoimmune diseases. 4. History of malignancy 5. Active or passive vaccination 6. Blood donation 7. History of severe hypersensitivity reactions and anaphylaxis. 8. History of allergic bronchial asthma. 9. Acquired or hereditary immunodeficiency. 10. Prior and/or current treatment with immune modulating drugs: 11. Subject has taken prescription lipid-regulating drugs 12. Treatment prior to screening with the following drugs: vitamin A derivatives and retinol derivatives for dermatologic treatment or any other drug known to influence cholesterol Levels 13. Infection with the human immunodeficiency Virus,Hepatitis B (HBsAg) or Hepatitis C.

Additional Information

Official title A Single-blind Phase 1 Study Assessing the Safety, Immunogenicity and Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDLc)-Lowering Activity of 2 Different Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) Targeting AFFITOPE® Vaccines in Healthy Subjects
Principal investigator Markus Zeitlinger, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Affiris AG.