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Rabies immune globulin is a product that is lifesaving to unvaccinated individuals exposed to the rabies virus. Rabies immune globulin is made from plasma from immune donors. Currently the only practical method to obtain this plasma is to immunize normal volunteer Source Plasma donors and collect their plasma while titers are adequate. The use of rabies vaccine for immunization of normal Source Plasma donors is currently limited to a level that, while protective for the individual, is unsuitable for production of rabies immune globulin.
The objective of this study is to obtain efficacy and safety data regarding the rabies boostering program to demonstrate that:
1. Rabies immune plasma production can be substantially increased by giving booster doses to previously immunized donors whose titers are below 10.0 IU/mL.
2. It is safe for normal Source Plasma donors to receive booster doses of rabies vaccine on a regular basis.
This study utilizes two rabies vaccines approved by the FDA, Imovax® (Sanofi-Pasteur) and RabAvert® (Novartis).
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label
Rabies Vaccine (RabAvert), Rabies Vaccine (Imovax)
CSL Donor Plasma Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:08-0400
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