A Phase I/II Study of KB103, a Topical HSV1-COL7, on DEB Patients

Trial ID or NCT#



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This study was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of topical Beremagene Geperpavec (KB103, HSV1-COL7) on DEB patients.

Official Title

A Phase I/II Study of KB103, a Non-Integrating, Replication-Incompetent HSV Vector Expressing the Human Collagen VII Protein, for the Treatment of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 2 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: ALL
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. * Clinical diagnosis of the recessive form of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB).* Age
    1. 1. Phase 1: 18 years old or older, 2. Phase 2a: 5 years old or older, 3. Phase 2b: 2 years old or older, 4. Phase 2c: 2 years old or older.* Willing and able to give consent/assent* Confirmation of RDEB diagnosis by genetic testing, IF, and IEM* LH24 antibody negative (non-collagenous \[NC\] 2domain \[NC2-\]) and NC1 domain \[NC1+\]). (This criterion is applicable to the first 2 adults on the study (Phase 1). Subsequent subjects can be NC1+ or NC1-)* Confirmed RDEB COL7A1 mutations in subject* Wound that meets the wound size/surface area entry criteria:
    2. 1. Phase 1: Two wounds up to 10 cm2; 1 randomized to B-VEC and 1 randomized to placebo 2. Phase 2a and 2b: At least 3 wounds up to 20 cm2; 2 wounds randomized to B-VEC and 1 randomized to placebo 3. Phase 2c: At least 2 wounds up to 50 cm2; at least 1 randomized to B-VEC and 1 randomized to placebo* Subjects, who are, in the opinion of the investigator, able to understand the study, cooperate with the study procedures, and are willing to return to the clinic for all the required follow-up visits.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. * Medical instability limiting ability to travel to the investigative center* The presence of medical illness expected to complicate participation and/or compromise the safety of this technique, such as active infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B (as determined by hepatitis B surface antigen screening), or hepatitis C (as determined by detection of hepatitis C antibodies, or positive result of hepatitis C polymerase chain reaction \[PCR\] analysis)* Serum antibodies to COL7 demonstrated on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), indirect immunofluorescence microscopy, Western blot, or cell-mediated immunity to enzyme-lined ImmunoSpot® (subjects with negative results within 12 months of screening are eligible)* Active infection in the area that will undergo administration* Evidence of systemic infection* Known allergy to any of the constituents of the product* Current evidence or a history of squamous cell carcinoma in the area that will undergo treatment* Active drug or alcohol addiction* Hypersensitivity to local anesthesia (lidocaine/prilocaine cream)* Receipt of chemical or biological study product for the specific treatment of RDEB in the past 3 months* Specific wounds that have previously been administered investigational gene or cell therapy* Subjects who have taken systemic antibiotics within 7 days* Positive pregnancy test or breast-feeding* Clinically significant abnormalities as determined by the investigator


M. Peter Marinkovich, MD
M. Peter Marinkovich, MD
Dermatologist, Blistering disease specialist, Psoriasis specialist
Associate Professor of Dermatology

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Kunju Sridhar, PhD