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    EudraCT Number:2008-000367-42
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:110390
    National Competent Authority:Finland - Fimea
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2010-06-08
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedFinland - Fimea
    A.2EudraCT number2008-000367-42
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A phase III, randomized, observer-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre, clinical vaccination trial to assess the prophylactic efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity of GSK Biologicals’ gE/AS01B vaccine when administered intramuscularly on a 0, 2-month schedule in adults aged 50 years and older.
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Study to evaluate GSK Biologicals’ Herpes Zoster vaccine GSK1437173A in adults aged >= 50 years.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number110390
    A.5.2US NCT (ClinicalTrials.gov registry) numberNCT01165177
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan No
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorGlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportGlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationGlaxoSmithKline Bioloigicals
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointClinical Disclosure Advisor
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressRue de l'institut 89
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityRixensart
    B.5.3.3Post code1330
    B.5.4Telephone number442089904466
    B.5.5Fax number--------
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation No
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namegE recombinant protein formulated in AS01B Adjuvant System
    D.3.2Product code gE/AS01B
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder and solvent for suspension for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntramuscular use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNNA
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codegE
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive namegE recombinant protein
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit µg microgram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    D. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product No
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D. on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) Yes
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Yes
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboSolution for injection
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboIntramuscular use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Primary immunization of subjects ≥ 50 years of age (YOA) against Herpes Zoster (HZ). The study population includes males and females without severely immunocompromising conditions in the age ranges 50-59 YOA, 60-69 YOA, 70-79 YOA and ≥ 80 YOA.
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Vaccination against shingles in adults
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Virus Diseases [C02]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 17.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10019982
    E.1.2Term Herpes zoster NOS
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004862
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    •To evaluate vaccine efficacy (VE) in the prevention of Herpes Zoster (HZ) compared to placebo in adults ≥ 50 YOA, as measured by the reduction in HZ risk.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    •To evaluate VE in the prevention of HZ compared to placebo, by age cohort, as measured by the reduction in HZ risk;
    •To evaluate VE in the prevention of overall (Postherpetic Neuralgia) PHN compared to placebo in subjects ≥ 50 YOA and by age cohort;
    •To evaluate VE in reducing the total duration of severe ‘worst’ HZ-associated pain over the entire pain reporting period compared to placebo in subjects ≥ 50 YOA and by age cohort, with confirmed HZ;
    •To evaluate VE in the reduction of overall and HZ-related mortality and hospitalizations compared to placebo in subjects of ≥ 50 YOA and by age cohort;
    • To evaluate VE in the reduction in incidence of HZ-associated complications compared to placebo in subjects ≥ 50 YOA and by age cohort, with confirmed HZ;
    • To evaluate VE in the reduction in use of pain medications compared to placebo in subjects ≥ 50 YOA and by age cohort, with confirmed HZ;
    •To evaluate vaccine safety and reactogenicity.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    •Subjects who the investigator believes will comply with the requirements of the protocol (e.g. completion of the diary cards/questionnaires, return for follow-up visits, have regular contact to allow evaluation during the study);
    •Written informed consent obtained from the subject;
    •A male or female aged 50 years or older at the time of the first vaccination.
    •Female subjects of non-childbearing potential may be enrolled in the study;
    For this study population, non-childbearing potential is defined as current tubal ligation, hysterectomy, ovariectomy or post-menopause.
    Female subjects of childbearing potential may be enrolled in the study, if the subject has practiced adequate contraception for 30 days prior to vaccination, and has a negative urine pregnancy test on the day of vaccination, and has agreed to continue adequate contraception during the entire treatment period and for 2 months after completion of the vaccination series.

    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    •Use of any investigational or non-registered product (drug or vaccine) other than the study vaccine within 30 days preceding the first dose of study vaccine, or planned use during the study period;
    •Concurrently participating in another clinical study, at any time during the study period, in which the subject has been or will be exposed to an investigational or a non-investigational product (pharmaceutical product or device);
    •Any confirmed or suspected immunosuppressive or immunodeficient condition resulting from disease (e.g., malignancy, HIV infection) or immunosuppressive/cytotoxic therapy (e.g., medications used during cancer chemotherapy, organ transplantation or to treat autoimmune disorders);
    •History of HZ;
    •Previous vaccination against varicella or HZ (either registered product or participation in a previous vaccine study, and including previous vaccination with childhood varicella vaccine);
    •History of allergic disease or reactions likely to be exacerbated by any component of the vaccine. Additionally, consider allergic reactions to other material or equipment related to study participation (such as materials that may possibly contain latex -gloves, syringes, etc). Please note, the vaccine and vials in this study do not contain latex;
    •Significant underlying illness that in the opinion of the investigator would be expected to prevent completion of the study (e.g., life-threatening disease likely to limit survival to less than 4 years);
    •Receipt of immunoglobulins and/or any blood products within the 90 days preceding the first dose of study vaccine or planned administration during the study period;
    •Administration or planned administration of any other immunizations within 30 days before the first or second study vaccination or scheduled within 30 days after study vaccination. However, licensed non-replicating vaccines (i.e., inactivated and subunit vaccines, including inactivated and subunit influenza vaccines, for seasonal or pandemic flu, with or without adjuvant) may be administered up to 8 days prior to each dose and/or at least 14 days after any dose of study vaccine;
    •Any other condition (e.g., extensive psoriasis, chronic pain syndrome, cognitive impairment, severe hearing loss) that, in the opinion of the investigator, might interfere with the evaluations required by the study;
    •Acute disease and/or fever at the time of enrolment; Fever is defined as temperature ≥ 37.5°C (99.5°F) on oral, axillary or tympanic setting, or ≥ 38.0°C (100.4°F) on rectal setting. The preferred route for recording temperature in this study will be oral.Subjects with a minor illness (such as mild diarrhoea, mild upper respiratory infection) without fever may, be enrolled at the discretion of the investigator.
    •Chronic administration (defined as > 15 consecutive days) of immunosuppressants or other immune-modifying drugs within six months prior to the first vaccine dose. For corticosteroids, this will mean prednisone < 20 mg/day, or equivalent, is allowed. Inhaled and topical steroids are allowed.
    •Pregnant or lactating female;
    •Female planning to become pregnant or planning to discontinue contraceptive precautions (if of childbearing potential).
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    •Confirmed HZ cases.
    - Confirmed HZ cases during the study in the modified Total Vaccinated cohort (mTVc).
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1. Occurrence of overall Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
    2. Duration of severe ‘worst’ HZ-associated pain in subjects with confirmed HZ
    3. Incidence of overall and HZ-related mortality
    4. Incidence of HZ complications
    5. Incidence of overall and HZ-related hospitalizations
    6. Duration of pain medication administered for HZ
    7. Occurence of solicited local and general symptoms in a subset of subjects
    8. Occurrence of unsolicited adverse events (AEs)
    9. Occurrence of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs)
    10. Occurrence of pre-defined AEs
    11. Occurrence of medically attended visits
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    1. 3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    2. 3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    3. 3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    4. 3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    5. 3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    6. 3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    7. 7 days (Days 0-6) after each vaccination
    8. 30 days (Days 0-29) after each vaccination
    9. From Month 0 to Month 14.
    10. 3 to 5 year period following Day 0
    11. From Month 0 to Month 8
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis Yes
    E.6.3Therapy No
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Yes
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    reactogenicity, immunogenicity
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E. trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other Yes
    E. trial design description
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned11
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA116
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA No
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    Czech Republic
    Hong Kong
    Korea, Republic of
    United Kingdom
    United States
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Yes
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    Last subject last contact. Study end will take place when the conditions for end of study analysis are met and a minimum 90 days follow-up is completed for each case of suspected HZ that occurs prior to the cut-off date for end of study analysis.

    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years5
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days6
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years5
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days6
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 9870
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 6110
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers Yes
    F.3.2Patients No
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state1420
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 7908
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 15980
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    At study conclusion, if the study vaccine demonstrates sufficient evidence of efficacy and safety such that a clinically important benefit may be reasonably expected, placebo recipients will be offered cross-over immunization with the study vaccine
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2010-08-19
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2010-08-06
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2015-04-16
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