Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Response of Vasomera (PB1046) Injection Following a Single Subcutaneous Dose in Subjects With Stage 1 or 2 Essential Hypertension

Phase 1, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Single Ascending Dose Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamic Response of Vasomera (PB1046) Injection Following a Single Subcutaneous Dose in Adult Subjects With Stage 1 or Stage 2 Essential Hypertension


Lead Sponsor: PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Source PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Brief Summary

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of single ascending doses of Vasomera (PB1046) administered subcutaneously in adult subjects with Stage 1 or Stage 2 essential hypertension.

The secondary objectives of the study are to characterize the pharmacokinetic profile of single ascending doses of Vasomera and the relationship between serum concentrations of Vasomera and change in systolic and diastolic blood pressure as measured by:

- Mean change from baseline in 24-hour systolic and diastolic blood pressure measured by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) as compared to placebo.

- Identification of the minimum and maximum decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure as measured by ABPM.

- Mean change from baseline in cuff systolic and diastolic blood pressure as compared to placebo.

- Effect of Vasomera on pulse pressure and heart rate.

An additional secondary objective of this study will be to characterize the immunogenicity profile of Vasomera following a single subcutaneous dose.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date January 2012
Completion Date December 2012
Primary Completion Date December 2012
Phase Phase 1
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Safety/Tolerability Day -45 to Day 28
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Pharmacokinetics Pre-dose, 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 and 12 hours post-dose, 24, 30 and 36 hours, Days 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21 and 28
Pharmacodynamics ABPM (Day 0 and Day 6), Telemetry (Day -1, 0, 1 and Day 2 and 3 as needed), Daily home BP monitoring and Vital Signs (up to 3x times/day) during each visit (Day -35, -14, -7, -4, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21 and 28)
Immunogenicity Pre-dose, Day 14 and Day 28
Enrollment 68

Intervention Type: Drug

Intervention Name: Vasomera (PB1046)

Description: Single dose of Vasomera

Arm Group Label: Vasomera (PB1046)

Intervention Type: Drug

Intervention Name: 0.9% Sodium Chloride

Description: Placebo injection

Arm Group Label: 0.9% Sodium Chloride



Inclusion Criteria:

- Willing and able to sign a written informed consent and follow all study related procedures.

- Males or females age 18 - 70 years of age inclusive.

- Male and female subjects of childbearing potential must be willing and able to practice effective contraception during the study, and be willing and able to continue contraception for 1 month after their last dose of study drug.

- Diagnosis of essential hypertension and: Has a systolic blood pressure between 140-169 mmHg (between 130-169 mmHg if subject has type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)) or diastolic blood pressure 90-109 mmHg (between 85 - 109 if subject has T2DM) who is not currently on antihypertensive therapy.

- or- Has been taking up to two antihypertensive agents to control blood pressure and who in the opinion of the investigator could be safely withdrawn from antihypertensive therapy.

- BMI ≥ 20 but ≤ 40 kg/m2

- The difference (highest to lowest mean values) in mean seated systolic blood pressure (triplicate measurements at 1-2 minute interval) measured on three separate occasions between Day -4 and Day 0 (pre-dose) is within 14 mmHg and diastolic is within 8 mmHg.

- Judged by the Investigator to be in generally stable health (except for hypertension) defined as absence of clinically significant laboratory abnormalities, vital signs, ECG findings or clinically significant underlying disease that would put the subject at risk for participation in the study, or would interfere with interpretation of the study results (i.e., secondary hypertension).

- Receiving stable doses of protocol permitted concomitant medications for 1 month prior to study drug administration with no anticipated dose adjustments during the study period.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Screening (triplicate sitting reading 1-2 minutes apart) BP > 169 mmHg (systolic) or > 109 mmHg (diastolic).

- Systolic blood pressure < 130 mmHg or > 169 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure < 85 mmHg or > 109 mmHg at randomization (Day -1) or prior to the first dose of study drug (Day 0)

- Unstable/underlying cardiovascular disease defined as in protocol.

- Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus defined as hemoglobin A1c > 9.0%

- Clinically significant renal and/or hepatic dysfunction at Screening or at baseline (Day -4) as defined in protocol.

- Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (excluding prophylactic use of low dose aspirin such as 81 - 162 mg) within 2 weeks prior to administration of study drug or anticipated use during the study period.

- Pregnant or lactating females.

- Known latex allergy (Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor [ABPM] unit contains latex in bladder and tubing).

- Known history of or active drug or alcohol abuse within the 12 months prior to Screening and/or positive drug screen or detection of alcohol at Screening or at baseline (Day -4).

- Positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) antibodies, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies.

- Participation in any other study and have received any other investigational drug or device within 30 days prior to the Screening visit or are taking part in a non-drug study which in the opinion of the Investigator would interfere with the outcome of the study.

- Major surgery, donated or lost > or = 1 unit of blood (approximately 500 mL) within 1 month prior to randomization (Day -1) or display evidence of volume depletion (i.e., postural hypotension) not otherwise explained by the subject's antihypertensive medication regimen.

- Other medical or psychiatric condition which in the opinion of the Investigator would place the subject at increased risk, would preclude obtaining voluntary consent, or would interfere with the interpretation of the results of the study.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 70 Years

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Mark Matson, MD Principal Investigator Prism Research
Pinnacle Research | Anniston, Alabama, 36207, United States
Diablo Clinical Research | Walnut Creek, California, 94598, United States
Prism Research Inc. | Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114, United States
New Orleans Center for Clinical Research | Knoxville, Tennessee, 37920, United States
Rainier Clinical Research | Renton, Washington, 98057, United States
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

January 2013

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 2
Arm Group

Label: Vasomera (PB1046)

Type: Active Comparator

Label: 0.9% Sodium Chloride

Type: Placebo Comparator

Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)