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    EudraCT Number:2012-002758-22
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:V503-003
    National Competent Authority:Denmark - DHMA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2012-11-20
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedDenmark - DHMA
    A.2EudraCT number2012-002758-22
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Phase III Clinical Trial to Study the Tolerability and Immunogenicity of V503, a Multivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) L1 Virus-Like Particle (VLP) Vaccine, in 16- to 26-Year-Old Men and 16- to 26-Year-Old Women
    Et klinisk fase III-forsøg til at undersøge tolerabiliteten og immunigeniciteten af V503, en multivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) L1 virus-lignende partikel (VLP) vaccine, i 16-26 årige mænd og 16-26 årige kvinder
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A Study for V503 in 16- to 26-Year-Old Men and 16- to 26-Year-Old Women
    Et forsøg med V503 i 16 til 26-årige mænd og 16 til 26-årige kvinder
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberV503-003
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan No
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation PlanP/103/2010
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorMerck & Co. Inc.
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited States
    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 supportMerck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
    B.4.2CountryUnited States
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationMerck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointGlobal Clinical Trials Operations (
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressOne Merck Drive
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityWhitehouse Station, NJ
    B.5.3.3Post code08889-0100
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited States
    B.5.4Telephone number267305-1704
    B.5.5Fax number267305-6431
    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 nameNonavalent HPV VLP Vaccine
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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.3.9.2Current sponsor codeV503
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameHUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit Other
    D.3.10.2Concentration typerange
    D.3.10.3Concentration number30 to 500
    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 No
    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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Prevention of external genital lesions, anal cancers and related precancers, and persistent infection caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58.
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Prevention of HPV infection.
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Virus Diseases [C02]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    (1) To evaluate the tolerability of the 9-valent HPV L1 VLP vaccine in young men and women 16 to 26 years of age.
    (2) To demonstrate that administration of the 9-valent HPV L1 VLP vaccine induces non-inferior Geometric Mean Titers (GMTs) for serum anti-HPV 6, anti-HPV 11, anti-HPV 16, anti-HPV 18, anti-HPV 31, anti-HPV 33, anti-HPV 45, anti-HPV 52, and anti-HPV 58 in young heterosexual men 16 to 26 years of age compared to young women 16 to 26 years of age.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    (1) Objective: To demonstrate that the 9-valent HPV L1 VLP vaccine induces non-inferior immune responses with respect to seroconversion percentages to HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 in young heterosexual men 16 to 26 years of age compared to young women 16 to 26 years of age.
    (2) Objective: To evaluate serum anti-HPV 6, anti-HPV 11, anti-HPV 16, anti-HPV 18, anti-HPV 31, anti-HPV 33, anti-HPV 45, anti-HPV 52, and anti-HPV 58 immune responses at 4 weeks post-dose 3 in MSM subjects.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Subject is male or female, between the ages of 16 years and 0 days and 26 years and 364 days on the day of enrollment.
    2. Subject is judged to be in good physical health on the basis of medical history, physical examination, and laboratory results.
    3. Subject (or, for minor subjects, parent/legal guardian and subject) fully understands study procedures, alternative treatments available, the risks involved with the study, and voluntarily agrees to participate by giving written informed consent. The subject may also provide consent/assent for Future Biomedical Research. However, the subject may participate in the main trial without participating in Future Biomedical Research.
    4. Subject agrees to provide study personnel with a primary telephone number as well as an alternate telephone number for follow-up purposes.
    5. Subject is able to read, understand, and complete the Vaccination Report Card.
    6. a) (HM and female subjects only) Subject has a lifetime history of 0 to 4 male and/or female sexual partners at the time of enrollment.
    b) (MSM subjects only) Subject has a lifetime history of up to 5 male and/or female sexual partners at the time of enrollment.
    Male or female partner is defined as someone with whom the subject has penile penetrative sexual intercourse or someone who has contacted, either by penetrative (with fingers or other objects) or non-penetrative means, the subject's genitalia during sexual activity.
    7. (HM subjects only) Subject must be sexually naïve or a heterosexual male who has exclusively female sexual partners.
    8. (MSM subjects only) Subjects must identify themselves as a man who has sex with men and must have engaged in either insertive or receptive anal intercourse or oral sex with another male sexual partner within the past year.
    9. (Female subjects only) Subject has never had Pap testing or has only had normal Pap test results.
    *(Female subjects only) Since the first day of the subject’s last menstrual period through Day 1, the subject has not had sex with males or has had sex with males and used effective contraception with no failures (an example of a failure is a male condom that ruptures during sexual intercourse). Effective contraception is defined as a marketed, approved contraceptive product that the subject has used per the manufacturer’s instructions with every act of sexual intercourse. The subject understands and agrees that during the Day 1 through Month 7 period, she should not have sexual intercourse with males without effective contraception, and the uses of the rhythm method alone, withdrawal alone, and emergency contraception, are not acceptable methods per the protocol.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Subject has a known allergy to any vaccine component, including aluminum, yeast, or BENZONASE™ (nuclease, Nycomed [used to remove residual nucleic acids from this and other vaccines]). For the purpose of this exclusion criterion, an allergy to vaccine components is defined as an allergic reaction that met the criteria for a serious adverse experience.
    2. Subject has a history of severe allergic reaction (e.g., swelling of the mouth and throat, difficulty breathing, hypotension, or shock) that required medical intervention.
    3. Subject has thrombocytopenia or any coagulation disorder that would contraindicate intramuscular injections.
    4. Subject is concurrently enrolled in another clinical study of investigational agents.
    5. (Female subjects only) - Subject is pregnant (as determined by a serum pregnancy test or urine pregnancy test that is sensitive to 25 mIU/mL β-hCG).
    6. (Female subjects only) Subject is expecting to donate eggs during Day 1 through Month 7 of the study.
    7. Subject is currently immunocompromised or has been diagnosed as having a congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, HIV infection, lymphoma, leukemia, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), inflammatory bowel disease, or other autoimmune condition.
    8. Subject has had a splenectomy.
    9. Subject is receiving or has received in the year prior to enrollment the following immunosuppressive therapies: radiation therapy, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, methotrexate, any chemotherapy, cyclosporin, leflunomide (Arava™), TNF-α antagonists, monoclonal antibody therapies (including rituximab [Rituxan™]), intravenous gamma globulin (IVIG), antilymphocyte sera, or other therapy known to interfere with the immune response. With regard to systemic corticosteroids, a subject will be excluded if he/she is currently receiving steroid therapy, has recently (defined as within 2 weeks of enrollment) received such therapy, or has received 2 or more courses of high-dose corticosteroids (orally or parenterally) lasting at least 1 week in duration in the year prior to enrollment. Subjects using inhaled, nasal or topical steroids are considered eligible for the study.
    10. Subject has received any immune globulin product (including RhoGAM™ [Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics]) or blood-derived product within the 3 months prior to the Day 1 vaccination, or plans to receive any such product during Day 1 through Month 7 of the study.
    11. *Subject has received non-replicating (inactivated) vaccines within 14 days prior to the Day 1 vaccination or has received replicating (live) vaccines within 21 days prior to the Day 1 vaccination.
    12. Subject has received a marketed HPV vaccine, or has participated in an HPV vaccine clinical trial and has received either active agent or placebo.
    13. *Subject has had a fever (defined as an oral temperature of ≥100.0°F or ≥37.8°C) within the 24-hour period prior to the Day 1 vaccination.
    14. Subject has a history or current evidence of any condition, therapy, lab abnormality or other circumstance that might confound the results of the study, or interfere with the subject's participation for the full duration of the study, such that it is not in the best interest of the subject to participate.
    15. Subject is unlikely to adhere to the study procedures, keep appointments, or is planning to relocate during the study.
    16. Subject is, at the time of signing informed consent, a user of recreational or illicit drugs or has had a recent history (within the last year) of drug abuse or dependence. Alcohol abusers are defined as those who drink despite recurrent social, interpersonal, and/or legal problems as a result of alcohol use.
    17. Subject has a history of a positive test for HPV.
    18. (Male subjects only) Subject has a history of HPV-related external genital lesions (e.g., condyloma acuminata).
    19. (Female subjects only) Subject has a history of an abnormal cervical biopsy result (showing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN] or worse).
    20. (Female subjects only) Subject has a history of HPV-related external genital lesions (e.g., condyloma acuminata or vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia [VIN]) or external genital cancer, HPV-related vaginal lesions (e.g., condyloma acuminata or vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia [VaIN]) or vaginal cancer.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Safety Endpoints
    Safety assessment will focus on the injection-site adverse experiences and elevated temperatures Day 1 to 5 post-vaccination, and systemic adverse experiences Day 1 to 15 post-vaccination, reported on the VRC. In addition, serious adverse experiences will be collected for the duration of the study.

    Immunogenicity Endpoints
    The primary immunogenicity endpoints for evaluating antibody response to 9-valent HPV L1 VLP are geometric mean titers (GMTs) to HPV 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 at Week 4 Postdose 3.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Day 1 through Month 7
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    The secondary endpoints for evaluating antibody response to 9-valent HPV L1 VLP are the percentages of subjects who seroconvert for each HPV type (6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58) by Week 4 Postdose 3. (Seroconversion is defined as changing serostatus from seronegative at baseline to seropositive by Week 4 Postdose 3. A subject with a cLIA titer at or above the serostatus cutoff for a given HPV type is considered seropositive for that type.)
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Day 1 through Month 7
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy No
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy No
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Yes
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    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 No
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    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 concerned4
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA23
    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
    Russian Federation
    South Africa
    United States
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee No
    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
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months7
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days26
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months9
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days25
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 Yes
    F.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 500
    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) Yes
    F. of subjects for this age range: 500
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 2000
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) No
    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 Yes
    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 state250
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 835
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 2500
    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)
    Pregnancy and Serious Adverse Experiences will be followed to outcome.
    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 Decision2012-11-20
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2012-11-09
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2014-08-04
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