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Titles & IDs
Public title
Phase I trial of multi-virus-specific T cells for paediatric haploidentical -stem cell transplant recipients
Scientific title
Phase I clinical trial of the safety of adoptive transfer of multi-virus-specific T cells into TCRaß+/CD19+-depleted haploidentical HSCT recipients
Secondary ID [1] 300092 0
Nil known
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Haplo-identical haematopoietic stem cell transplantation 315617 0
Condition category
Condition code
Blood 313910 313910 0 0
Haematological diseases
Infection 313911 313911 0 0
Other infectious diseases

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The investigational product (IP) is ‘multi-virus-specific T cells TI1’, and consists of T cells targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), BK polyomavirus (BKV) and adenovirus (AdV). In this trial, IP will be generated for each participant from the peripheral blood of the haploidentical haematopoietic stem cell transplant (haplo-HSCT) donor. The safety of the IP in a preventative (prophylactic) setting will be tested in 20 paediatric TCRaß+/CD19+-depleted haplo-HSCT recipients. Participants will be recruited from Queensland Children’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Patients and donors will be recruited prior to donor stem cell mobilisation, and the IP will be generated from the peripheral blood of the donor, with manufacturing conducted at Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics.

IP infusions will commence following engraftment, once the criteria for infusion commencement are met, and each infusion will be given at the recruiting hospital. Participants will receive up to six fortnightly intravenous infusions (depending on the number of cells grown), at a dose of twenty million cells per metre squared of body surface area, suspended in 20 mL clinical grade normal saline. The IP will be administered intravenously over 5–10 min by a qualified person (e.g. registered nurse or clinician). This will be followed by a saline flush, which will take an additional 5–10 min.
Intervention code [1] 316374 0
Intervention code [2] 316375 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
No control group
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 322308 0
The incidence of adverse events, and clinically significant changes in laboratory tests and vital signs observations.
Timepoint [1] 322308 0
Adverse events will be collected at each visit, commencing at the first infusion visit, and finishing approximately 10 weeks following the final infusion. Safety blood tests (FBC, ELFT, and viral load) will be collected at the first infusion visit until the final follow-up visit, approximately 7.5 months following the final infusion. Vital signs observations will be done during and immediately following each T cell infusion.
Secondary outcome [1] 378029 0
The change in the proportion of functional virus-specific T cells, from prior to the first infusion to the first follow-up visit and at final follow-up.
Timepoint [1] 378029 0
Blood will be collected at each study visit (all infusions and follow-up visits) to allow the examination of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. These cells will be analysed to assess their phenotype and function over the course of the trial to determine any changes.

Key inclusion criteria
1. Aged between 3 months and 18 years
2. Patient has a condition for which HSCT is indicated
3. Transplant physician determines that optimal donor is haploidentical*
4. Haplo-HSCT donor is aged 18 or above
5. Haplo-HSCT donor is available and willing to donate blood for therapy manufacture

* This decision is usually based upon lack of HLA matched sibling or fully matched unrelated donor, but may be influenced by other factors such as donor availability or urgency of HSCT.
Minimum age
3 Months
Maximum age
18 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
The treatment protocol in part or in its entirety is declined by either the patient or their legal guardian.

NB: Additional criteria are in place for the commencement of infusions

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Single group
Other design features
Phase 1
Type of endpoint/s
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
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Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 304538 0
Name [1] 304538 0
Children's Hospital Foundation
Country [1] 304538 0
Funding source category [2] 304543 0
Name [2] 304543 0
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Country [2] 304543 0
Primary sponsor type
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
QIMR Berghofer, Locked Bag 2000 Royal Brisbane Hospital, Qld 4029
Secondary sponsor category [1] 304816 0
Name [1] 304816 0
Address [1] 304816 0
Country [1] 304816 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 304967 0
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service HREC
Ethics committee address [1] 304967 0
Level 7, Centre for Children’s Health Research, Queensland Children’s Hospital Precinct, 62 Graham St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Ethics committee country [1] 304967 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 304967 0
Approval date [1] 304967 0
Ethics approval number [1] 304967 0

Brief summary
Patients who receive a type of transplant called a haploidentical haematopoietic stem cell transplant (haplo-HSCT), which is not an ideal tissue match for the patient, are at a high risk of developing a viral infection. This is because the immune cells that can fight viruses (called T cells) are removed from the transplant before it is given.

In this trial, we will test a new preventative T cell therapy for four common viruses in patients who have received a haplo-HSCT. The therapy will be grown from the blood of the transplant donor and given to patients after their transplant.

One aim of this trial is to see if this T cell therapy is safe for transplant patients. In addition, we would like to see if the T cells that we grow in the laboratory from the transplant donors can help to restore the recipients’ immune systems. This may help prevent infectious complications from developing.
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Principal investigator
Name 98798 0
Prof Rajiv Khanna
Address 98798 0
QIMR Berghofer Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development, Tumour Immunology Laboratory
Level 10, CBCRC, QIMR Berghofer
300 Herston Rd
Herston QLD 4006
Country 98798 0
Phone 98798 0
+61 7 3362 0385
Fax 98798 0
Email 98798 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 98799 0
Dr Michelle Neller
Address 98799 0
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
300 Herston Rd
Herston QLD 4006
Country 98799 0
Phone 98799 0
+61 7 33620412
Fax 98799 0
Email 98799 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 98800 0
Prof Rajiv Khanna
Address 98800 0
QIMR Berghofer Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development, Tumour Immunology Laboratory
Level 10, CBCRC, QIMR Berghofer
300 Herston Rd
Herston QLD 4006
Country 98800 0
Phone 98800 0
+61 7 3362 0385
Fax 98800 0
Email 98800 0

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
No/undecided IPD sharing reason/comment
Sponsor discretion to not share.

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