Combination Study With MVA BN and Dryvax

2014-08-27 03:54:25 | BioPortfolio


The overall goals of this study are to expand the available data on the safety and immunogenicity of MVA-BN in vaccinia-naive adults and to determine the optimum dose of MVA-BN to induce immune responses and attenuate Dryvax take reactions. Participants will include 90 healthy volunteers, ages 18-32 years. Participants will be randomly assigned to 1 of 6 study groups (groups A-F). Participants will be involved in study related procedures for up to 2 years. During this time, volunteers will return periodically for blood draws to check immune responses.


The primary goal of this phase I trial is to expand the available data on the safety and immunogenicity of MVA-BN in vaccinia-naïve adults. The secondary goals of this vaccine trial are: to determine the optimum dose of MVA-BN, given twice, to induce an immune response and attenuate Dryvax® take reactions; and to compare the ability of 2 routes of administration of MVA-BN, subcutaneous and intramuscular, to induce an immune response at the highest tested dose. A total of 90 healthy adult volunteers ages 18-32 will participate in this study. The volunteers will be randomly assigned to 1 of 6 groups to be immunized with: MVA-BN (subcutaneously) at 1 of 3 dose levels and Dryvax® (per scarification); placebo (subcutaneously) and Dryvax® (per scarification); MVA-BN (subcutaneously) at the highest dose level and placebo scarification; or MVA-BN (intramuscularly) at the highest dose level and Dryvax® (per scarification). The study will last about 30 months. Each volunteer's participation will last 6 months for all treatment groups. Subjects randomized to treatment groups D and E will have follow-up for 2 years. During this time, volunteers will return periodically for blood draws to check immune responses. Subjects will require visits for dressing changes as needed post-Dryvax vaccination. Variables to be investigated include: adverse events and side effects to the vaccines, and immunogenicity testing including antibody and cellular responses to the vaccines.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention




Dryvax, MVA-BN (IM), MVA-BN (SubQ), Placebo (SC), Placebo (Scarification)


Saint Louis University
St. Louis
United States




National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:54:25-0400

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