Study of the Safety, Reactogenicity and Immunogenicity of "EpiVacCorona" Vaccine for the Prevention of COVID-19

Simple, Blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized Study of the Safety, Reactogenicity and Immunogenicity of Vaccine Based on Peptide Antigens for the Prevention of COVID-19 (EpiVacCorona), in Volunteers Aged 18-60 Years (I-II Phase)

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Federal Budgetary Research Institution State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector"

Source Federal Budgetary Research Institution State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector"
Brief Summary

The aim of the clinical study is to determine the safety, reactogenicity and immunogenicity parameters of the EpiVacCorona vaccine in volunteers aged 18-60 years. The research tasks are to: - evaluate the safety of the EpiVacCorona vaccine when administered twice intramuscularly; - evaluate the reactogenicity of the EpiVacCorona vaccine when administered twice intramuscularly; - identify the development of adverse reactions to vaccine administration; - study the humoral and cellular immune responses following two doses of the EpiVacCorona vaccine.

Detailed Description

The first phase of the clinical trial is an open trial. The study will enroll 14 men and women aged 18 to 30 years, inclusive, who meet the inclusion criteria and have no exclusion criteria, whose data will be used for subsequent analysis of safety and immunogenicity. The second phase of the clinical trial is a simple, blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, parallel-group study. The study will enroll 86 men and women aged 18 to 60 years, inclusive, who meet the inclusion criteria and have no exclusion criteria whose, the data will be used for subsequent analysis of safety and immunogenicity. If volunteers drop out of the study, they will not be replaced.

Overall Status Active, not recruiting
Start Date July 27, 2020
Completion Date October 4, 2020
Primary Completion Date September 28, 2020
Phase Phase 1/Phase 2
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The proportion of vaccinated volunteers with no laboratory confirmed symptoms caused by SARS-CoV-2 within 9 months post vaccination throughout the study, an average of 270 days
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The proportion of volunteers with increased levels of the immune response in terms of geometric mean titers of specific antibodies in ELISA following the vaccination compared with a placebo. at days 0, 1, 14, 20, 35, 42, 90, 180, 270
The proportion of volunteers with increased levels of the immune response in terms of specific neutralizing antibody titers in ELISA following the vaccination, compared with a placebo at days 0, 1, 14, 20, 35, 42, 90, 180, 270
The proportion of volunteers with an ex vivo cellular immune response following the vaccination, compared with a placebo at days 0, 1, 14, 20, 35, 42, 90, 180, 270
Incidence and type of adverse events during the study throughout the study, an average of 270 days
Incidence of serious adverse events during the study throughout the study, an average of 270 days
Cases of early termination of the study due to the development of adverse events / sever adverse events throughout the study, an average of 270 days
Enrollment 100
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Biological

Intervention Name: EpiVacCorona (EpiVacCorona vaccine based on peptide antigens for the prevention of COVID-19)

Description: EpiVacCorona vaccine is intended to prevent COVID-19. The vaccine relies on chemically synthesized peptide antigens of SARS-CoV-2 proteins, conjugated to a carrier protein and adsorbed on an aluminum-containing adjuvant (aluminum hydroxide). The EpiVacCorona vaccine contributes to the development of protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus following two intramuscular administrations spaced 21-28 days apart.

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Placebo (sodium chloride bufus, solvent for the preparation of dosage forms for injection 0.9%)

Description: The use of placebo: intramuscularly, twice, spaced 21 days apart, at a dose of 0.5 ml (43 volunteers)

Arm Group Label: "Placebo" (A Simple, Blind, Randomized Study)

Eligibility

Criteria:

1. Availability of a signed and dated informed consent of the volunteer to participate in a clinical trial, prior to any of the study procedures. 2. Verified diagnosis is "healthy" according to the data of the standard clinical, laboratory and instrumental examination methods. 3. Age from 18 to 60 years old inclusive. 4. Body mass index from 18.5 to 30 kg / m3. 5. Ability to attend all scheduled visits and all planned procedures and examinations. 6. Consent of volunteers to use effective contraceptive methods throughout the study, including the observation period for possible post-vaccination reactions. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Contacts with COVID-19 patients for 14 days prior to the start of the clinical trial. 2. Hypersensitivity to any component of the product, allergy to the components of the vaccine. 3. The history of allergic reactions to any vaccination in the past. 4. Serious post-vaccination reactions/complications associated with any vaccination in the past. 5. Pregnancy and breastfeeding. 6. Military personnel on conscription. 7. Persons detained in pre-trial detention facilities and those serving sentences in prison. 8. Children under the age of 18. 9. Symptoms of any disease at the time of inclusion in the study or if it has passed less than 4 weeks since recovery. 10. The history of any acute respiratory disease within less than 3 months prior to inclusion in the study. 11. The history of acute infectious or non-communicable diseases, exacerbation of chronic diseases within less than 4 weeks before the start of the study. 12. The history of tuberculosis (pulmonary and extrapulmonary), cancer, autoimmune diseases, skin diseases (pemphigus, psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis). 13. Long-term use (more than 14 days) of immunosuppressive drug, systemic glucocorticosteroids or immunomodulatory drugs within 6 months prior to the study. 14. Vaccination with any vaccine within one month prior to vaccination. 15. Taking immunoglobulin drugs or blood products within last 3 months prior to the study. 16. The history of treatment with human immunoglobulin drugs within, less than 6 months since such treatment. 17. Donation (450 ml of blood or plasma and more) within less than 2 months prior to the study. 18. Acute or chronic diseases of the cardiovascular, bronchopulmonary, neuroendocrine system, as well as diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, surgery on the gastrointestinal tract (except appendectomy). 19. The history of participation in other clinical trials within less than 3 months prito the start of this study. 20. Individuals with alcohol, drug dependence or drug addiction. Taking more than 10 units of alcohol per week (1 unit of alcohol is equivalent to 1/2 litre of beer, 200 ml of wine or 50 ml of alcohol) or anamnestic information about alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance misuse. Individuals with positive results of urine examination for drugs and/or with alcohol findings in the exhaled air during the visits. 21. Mental illness and neurasthenia. 22. Non-compliance with the inclusion criteria. 23. Women in the premenopausal period (the last menstruation ≤ 1 year prior to the signing of informed consent) who are not surgically sterile and women who have reproductive potential, but do not use acceptable birth controls or do not plan to use them throughout the study and do not agree to a urine test for pregnancy during the participation in the study. 24. Positive test for HIV, viral hepatitis B and C, lues venerea. 25. Other comorbidities that the researcher believes may interfere with the evaluation of the study's objectives. And: 1. The researcher's decision to exclude the volunteer for the benefit of the volunteer. 2. False inclusion (violation of inclusion and non-inclusion criteria) or the appearance of non-inclusion criteria during the study. 3. The decision of the researcher or the Customer to exclude the volunteer from the study due to a clinically significant deviation from the protocol/violation of the protocol. 4. Any undesirable phenomenon requiring the appointment of drugs not authorized by the protocol of this study. 5. Refusal of a volunteer to continue to participate in the study or his/her indiscipline. 6. Volunteer's desire to complete the study early for any reason. 7. Volunteer's failure to show up for a scheduled visit without the researcher's warning or loss of communication with the volunteer.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 60 Years

Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Vladimir I. Kuzubov Principal Investigator FGBUZ MSCH-163, FMBA of Russia
Location
Facility: Federal State Budgetary Institution of Healthcare "Medical and Sanitary Unit No. 163 of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency" (FGBUZ MSCH-163, FMBA of Russia)
Location Countries

Russian Federation

Verification Date

August 2020

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Keywords
Has Expanded Access No
Number Of Arms 3
Arm Group

Label: "EpiVacCorona" (An Open Study)

Type: Experimental

Description: Group 1: 14 volunteers who will be vaccinated with the EpiVacCorona vaccine twice spaced 21 days apart, intramuscularly, at a dose of 0.5 ml

Label: "EpiVacCorona" (A Simple, Blind, Randomized Study)

Type: Experimental

Description: Group 2: Administration of the EpiVacCorona vaccine, intramuscularly, twice, 21 days spaced apart, at a dose of 0.5 ml (43 volunteers)

Label: "Placebo" (A Simple, Blind, Randomized Study)

Type: Placebo Comparator

Description: Group 3: Тhe use of placebo (sodium chloride bufus, solvent for the preparation of dosage forms for injection 0.9%) intramuscularly twice space 21 days apart at a dose of 0.5 ml (43 volunteers)

Acronym EpiVacCorona
Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Intervention Model Description: A simple, blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study involving healthy volunteers

Primary Purpose: Prevention

Masking: Single (Participant)

Masking Description: Masking in Phase 2

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov