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Omalizumab to Accelerate a Symptom-driven Multi-food OIT

Study Purpose

This study will determine the dose-related efficacy of a 20-week treatment of omalizumab started 8 weeks before the onset of a symptom-driven multi-food oral immunotherapy (OIT) protocol at decreasing time to OIT maintenance dose. Two doses of omalizumab will be compared to placebo during an oral immunotherapy protocol for three simultaneous food allergens.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 6 Years - 25 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

1. Male or female subjects 6 to 25 years old at screening visit. 2. History of IgE-mediated allergy to at least three foods within the following list: peanut, milk, egg, wheat, oat, soy, barley, rye, buckwheat, hazelnut, pecan, cashew, pistachio, almond, walnut and sesame. 3. Subjects currently following a strict avoidance of these three foods. 4. Positive SPT with a largest wheal diameter ≥ 6 mm to all three foods. 5. Food-specific IgE level greater than 15 kU/L for all three foods 6. Positive DBPCFC to treatment food mix with an eliciting dose ≤ 300 mg of total food protein. 7. Signed informed consent and assent. Exclusion criteria 1. Subjects reacting objectively to the placebo during the screening DBPCFC. 2. Severe asthma as defined by GINA 201948. 3. Active or past confirmed eosinophilic oesophagitis. 4. Subject currently under allergen immunotherapy. 5. Subject/parent with excessive anxiety unlikely to cope with study conditions as per investigator's opinion. 6. Subject/parent unwillingness to comply with study requirements. 7. Subject unwillingness to ingest a daily food dose of up to 1500 mg of allergen protein. 8. Inability to discontinue anti-histamine medication prior to study procedures. 9. Known allergy to omalizumab or its excipients. 10. Known allergy to components of the placebo food treatment mix that cannot be substituted without interfering with the blind (i.e.: dates, banana, chocolate syrup) 11. Use of immunosuppression or immunomodulatory drug (including omalizumab) or food oral immunotherapy or investigational treatment or procedure within 1 year. 12. Relative contraindication or inability to use epinephrine auto-injector. 13. Subjects receiving beta-blockers or angiotensin converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. 14. Pregnancy or lactation for the duration of the study. 15. Any condition that is not compatible with the study treatment or procedures as per investigator judgment.

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Phase 2
Lead Sponsor

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Philippe Bégin
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Philippe Bégin, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator Affiliation St. Justine's Hospital
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Canada

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Food IgE-mediated Allergy, Immunotherapy, Omalizumab, Physiological Effects of Drugs
Additional Details

This is a phase 2b, multi-center randomized controlled trial comparing 2 doses of omalizumab to placebo in subjects 6 to 25 years old with multiple food allergies undergoing a symptom-driven multi-food OIT protocol. Subjects will undergo a screening period involving a DBPCFC to a mix of three allergens which will determine their eligibility and eliciting dose. Eligible subjects will be randomized to one of 2 omalizumab dosages or placebo at a ratio of 2:2:1 for a total period of 20 weeks. They will undergo initial food escalation (IFE) to determine their starting food treatment mix dose for three simultaneous food allergens after a pre-treatment period of 8 weeks with the study drug. Subjects will undergo up-dosing OIT visits at the clinic every two weeks, until a maintenance dose of 1500mg of protein (500mg per food) is reached (primary endpoint).

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International Sites

Montréal, Quebec, Canada




Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine

Montréal, Quebec, H3T 1C5

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