Safety and Efficacy Study of a Vaccine Against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli (ETEC) to Prevent Moderate to Severe Diarrhea

2014-08-27 03:16:14 | BioPortfolio


This is a research study about an experimental (investigational) vaccine called ACE527. ACE527 is a vaccine that is being made to prevent disease from a germ called enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). This germ causes diarrhea, largely in children living in developing countries and in travelers to those countries. One purpose of this study is to see if the vaccine is safe and develops an immune response. Another purpose is to see if it prevents people from getting sick when exposed to the ETEC germ. This ETEC germ is also experimental (investigational).


This is a single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase II vaccination and challenge study designed to assess the protective efficacy of the ACE 527 vaccine, as well as collect expanded safety and immunogenicity data. The study will be carried out in two phases. In the initial vaccination phase, up to 72 subjects will be randomized 1:1 to receive either ACE527 or placebo on an outpatient basis. Vaccine and placebo preparations will be given orally. Following vaccination, subjects will be followed as out-patients for safety using diary card surveillance, for vaccine shedding by qualitative stool culture (i.e. presence or absence) and for the development of local and systemic antibody responses to the ACE527 vaccine strains. In the subsequent inpatient challenge phase, up to 56 vaccinated subjects will be admitted as inpatients and challenged with the ETEC strain, H10407. The challenge dose will be administered orally.After challenge, subjects will be monitored for diarrhea and other signs/symptoms of enteric illness by daily medical checks, vital sign determinations, grading and weighing of all stools. Monitoring for fecal shedding of the challenge ETEC strain H10407 will occur daily, after challenge, while in-patient. Local and systemic antibody responses to the challenge ETEC strain H10407 will also be assessed. All subjects will be treated with Abx.

Study Design

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




ACE527, Placebo


Center for Immunization Research (CIR)
United States




TD Vaccines A/S

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:14-0400

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