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A Hypoallergenicity Study on a New Rice-Based Hydrolysate Formula

Study Purpose

Cow's Milk Allergy (CMA) affects between 2-3% of young children but its severity varies between regions/countries. While the long-term prognosis for CMA is good, with the majority (80-90%) of children outgrowing their allergy by around 3-5 years. Breast feeding is the most optimal form of feeding for all infants, regardless of their condition, and in those with CMA maternal dairy exclusion is recommended as first line treatment. In non-breast fed or mixed feeding, a hypoallergenic milk substitute is recommended for young infants. The AAP and other societies such as EAACI and ESPGHAN considers a formula to be 'hypoallergenic' if at least 90% of children with documented CMA tolerate it, with a 95% CI, under double-blind, placebo-controlled conditions.This equates to at least 29 children who should tolerate the product following blind and open challenge.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages N/A - 10 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Children <10 yrs of age. 2. Proven IgE-mediated CMA. 3. >2500g at birth. 4. > 37 weeks gestation. 5. Written informed consent provided by parent(s)/guardian.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Infants/children with severe concurrent illness (other than food allergy/CMA) 2. Investigator's uncertainty about the willingness or ability of the subject to comply with the protocol requirements. 3. Participation in other studies involving use of milk replacement products designed to treat/manage CMA within two weeks prior to entry into this study. 4. Current participation in OIT to Cow's Milk. 5. Diagnosis of anaphylaxis to Cow's Milk. 6. Diagnosis of rice allergy

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

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Dr. Schär AG / SPA
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries Italy, Spain

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

Additional Details

A prospective, multi-centre double blind randomised placebo-controlled study to demonstrate the safety and tolerance of a new rice-based hydrolysate in children with diagnosed Cow's Milk Allergy (CMA). The test product being a new milk substitute hydrolysed rice-based formula with new ingredient. The results will satisfy the safety requirement when tolerated by 90% of children with proven CMA, with a confidence of 95%. New, and previously diagnosed children with confirmed CMA who meet the inclusion criteria will be eligible to participate in the study. Those included in the intervention phase will have IgE testing and an oral food challenge (OFC) to test and placebo products, in a randomised double-blind design. Children with a negative reaction to both test and placebo products will receive the test product for a period of 7 days (open challenge).

Arms & Interventions


Experimental: New Rice-based hydrolysate

The TEST formula is a new Rice-based hydrolysate with new ingredient.

Placebo Comparator: Amino-acid based formula

The PLACEBO is an Amino-acid based formula.


Other: - New Rice-based hydrolysate

A rice-based hydrolysed infant formula with new ingredient

Other: - Amino Acid-based infant formula

An amino acid-based infant formula

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International Sites

Meyer Children's Hospital, Florence, Italy




Meyer Children's Hospital

Florence, , 50139

Hospital Infantile Regina Margherita., Turin, Italy




Hospital Infantile Regina Margherita.

Turin, , 10126

Site Contact

Prof G Monti

[email protected]

+39 0473 293 648

Barcelona, Spain




Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona 2020,

Barcelona, , 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat,

Site Contact

Prof M Alvaro

[email protected]

+39 0473 293 648

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