Conjugate Vaccine Against Meningococcus C a Brazilian Project

2016-08-09 08:53:21 | BioPortfolio


TYPE / DESIGN STUDY: Clinical trial phase II / III, randomized, double-blind, national multi-center, with a total of 1,644 research participants stratified into 3 groups according to age for starting of the primary vaccination schedule (Stratum I - 11 to 19 years, Stratum II - 1 to 10 years; Stratum III - less than 1 year old).

BACKGROUND / STUDY CASE: Clinical trial phase II / III, which purpose is to evaluate immunogenicity, safety and reactogenicity of the vaccine against meningococcus C, conjugated to tetanus toxoid, developed by Bio-Manguinhos / FIOCRUZ (MenCC-Bio). The hypothesis of the study is that MenCC-BIO vaccine is safe and not inferior in terms of immunogenicity to the comparator vaccine currently available for the National Immunization Program in the child's immunization schedule. Thus, MenCC-Bio vaccine may meet the need for expansion of the target age group of vaccination in routine public health services and will be available to the National Immunization Program as a strategy to ensure sustainability and self-sufficiency to vaccination policy.

OBJECTIVES PRIMARY: To assess the immunogenicity of MenCC Bio-vaccine in patients from 3 months to 19 years of age, in relation to the vaccine against meningococcus C currently provided by the National Immunization Program. To evaluate the safety and reactogenicity of MenCC Bio-vaccine in patients from 3 months to 19 years old.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the cellular immune component to meningococcal C conjugate vaccine in a subset of survey participants, aged 11 to 19 years.

STUDY POPULATION: Individuals of both sexes, healthy, aged between 3 months and 19 years, attending the campus of Fiocruz / Rio de Janeiro, or municipal health units in Rio de Janeiro (living in areas covered by the municipal units health participants) that fit in the study eligibility criteria.

NUMBER OF CENTRES: Two Clinical sites.

STUDY DURATION: Estimate of 19 months.

INTERVENTION / TREATMENT: Two intervention groups (MenCC-BIO Vaccine and Comparator) in three age groups, with specific vaccination schedules. For the age groups I and II are applied 2 doses ideal interval of 6 months between them. In stratum III, are recommended 3 doses of the vaccine, at ages 3, 5 and 12 months of age, according to calendar of the National Immunization Program.



Proportion of seroconversion defined by the seronegative status change (titles of bactericidal antibodies in children rabbit complement than 1: 8) to seropositive (titers of bactericidal antibodies in larger rabbit complement or equal to 1: 8) or increase 4 times of post vaccinal compared to pre-vacianais after the full vaccination schedule by age stratum.

Geometric mean antibody titers (TGM) pre- and post-vaccination, for each vaccine group, and the ratio of these securities after the full vaccination schedule by age stratum.

Safety and reactogenicity: Frequency and intensity of adverse events solicited and unsolicited, which occurred 30 days after vaccination.

SECONDARY OUTCOME : cell detection B (CD19 +) memory phenotype (CD27 + IgD +, CD27 + IgD) in a subgroup of patients in the age stratum I (11-19 years old). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION age escalation, with interim analysis of inter-layer security and approval by the Security Independent Monitoring Committee of progression to the next lower age stratum.


Status: Not yet recruiting: participants are not yet being recruited.

Study Design

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


Serogroup C Meningococcal Meningitis


MenCC-BIO Vaccine, Combined - CRM197


Not yet recruiting


The Immunobiological Technology Institute (Bio-Manguinhos) / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)

Results (where available)

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A species of gram-negative, aerobic BACTERIA. It is a commensal and pathogen only of humans, and can be carried asymptomatically in the NASOPHARYNX. When found in cerebrospinal fluid it is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis (MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL). It is also found in venereal discharges and blood. There are at least 13 serogroups based on antigenic differences in the capsular polysaccharides; the ones causing most meningitis infections being A, B, C, Y, and W-135. Each serogroup can be further classified by serotype, serosubtype, and immunotype.

A fulminant infection of the meninges and subarachnoid fluid by the bacterium NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS, producing diffuse inflammation and peri-meningeal venous thromboses. Clinical manifestations include FEVER, nuchal rigidity, SEIZURES, severe HEADACHE, petechial rash, stupor, focal neurologic deficits, HYDROCEPHALUS, and COMA. The organism is usually transmitted via nasopharyngeal secretions and is a leading cause of meningitis in children and young adults. Organisms from Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, B, C, Y, and W-135 have been reported to cause meningitis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp689-701; Curr Opin Pediatr 1998 Feb;10(1):13-8)

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A set of variants within a species of microorganisms that are antigenically, closely related. With bacteria, a serogroup refers to a group that shares a common antigen.

A combined vaccine used to prevent infection with diphtheria and tetanus toxoid. This is used in place of DTP vaccine (DIPHTHERIA-TETANUS-PERTUSSIS VACCINE) when PERTUSSIS VACCINE is contraindicated.

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