for males ages 18-75 (full criteria)
at Los Angeles, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and determine the dose of BAX 888.

Official Title

A Global, Open-Label, Multicenter, Phase 1/2 Study of the Safety and Dose Escalation of BAX 888, an Adeno-Associated Virus Serotype 8 (AAV8) Vector Expressing B-Domain Deleted Factor VIII (BDD-FVIII) in Severe Hemophilia A Subjects Administered a Single Intravenous Infusion


This study consists of 3 cohorts. Participants will be assigned to 1 of 3 dose cohorts with a minimum of 24 hours between dosing of each participant. Initially, 2 participants will be dosed in a cohort, with up to a total of 5 participants if the cohort is expanded based on safety and FVIII expression data.

Dose escalation: After dosing first 2 participants in cohort 1 the decision will be made on the following: If week 4 FVIII activity levels of both participants are less than (<) 2 percent (%), then dose escalation to cohort 2 will be triggered with no further dosing in cohort 1. If FVIII expression (greater than or equal to [>=] 2%) is observed in at least 1 participant among the 2 participants the decision to escalate dose or expand the cohort with dosing of additional participants will be based on all available data through Week 14.

Dose expansion: After dose escalation and administration of BAX 888 to the first 2 participants in 3 cohorts: If sustained Week 14 FVIII levels are >= 30% are not achieved in both participants (first 2 participants in cohorts 1 and 2) then escalation to immediate next cohort will be triggered after Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) review of all available safety and FVIII expression data. For cohort 3 dosing of additional participants will be paused until further review of available data. If sustained Week 14 FVIII levels are >= 30% in at least 1 of the 2 participants (first 2 participant in cohort 1, 2, 3) then expansion of cohorts 1, 2 (with up to 5 participants), 3 (with up to 3 additional participants) will be initiated with dosing or study could be completed with no further dosing.

23 APRIL 2020: Enrollment of new patients into this study has been paused due to the COVID-19 situation. The duration of this pause is dependent on the leveling and control of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hemophilia A Factor VIII BAX 888


You can join if…

Open to males ages 18-75

  • Male, aged 18 to 75 years at the time of screening.
  • Established severe hemophilia A (factor VIII procoagulant activity (FVIII:C) lesser than (<) 1 percent (%), measured following greater than or equal to (> or =) 5 days without factor VIII (FVIII) treatment), and/or documented intron 1 inversion or intron 22 inversion mutation in the F8 gene, consistent with severe hemophilia A, AND documented evidence of > or = 3 hemorrhages over the previous 12 months requiring treatment with exogenous FVIII or use of FVIII prophylaxis because of history of frequent bleeding episodes.
  • History of greater than (>) 150 exposure days to exogenously administered FVIII concentrates or cryoprecipitate.
  • Sexually active men must agree to use barrier contraception (combination of a condom and spermicide) or limit sexual intercourse to post-menopausal, surgically sterilized, or contraception-practicing partners for a minimum of 6 months after administration of BAX 888, or until BAX 888 genomes are no longer detected in the semen, whichever is sooner.
  • Participant is willing and able to comply with the requirements of the protocol, including provision of semen samples, maintenance of a diary of bleeding episodes and FVIII protein use.
  • Signed informed consent.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Bleeding disorder(s) other than hemophilia A.
  • Personal laboratory evidence of having developed inhibitors to FVIII protein at any time (>= 0.6 Bethesda units [BU] on any single test).
  • Documented prior allergic reaction to any FVIII product.
  • Anti-Adeno-associated virus, serotype 8 (AAV8) neutralizing antibody titer >= 1:5.

Participants whose laboratory assessments are lesser than or equal to (<=) 1:10 may be re-tested within the same screening window and, if eligibility criterion is met on retest, may be enrolled after confirmation by the Sponsor Medical Monitor.

  • Known hypersensitivity to prednisolone or prednisone, or to any of the excipients.
  • Having a disease in which treatment with prednisolone or prednisone is not tolerated (including but not limited to osteoporosis with vertebral fractures, difficult to control hypertension, and difficult to control diabetes).
  • Evidence of markers of potential underlying risk for autoimmune mediated hepatic disease:
  • Anti-smooth muscle antibody assay results >= 40 (Inova QUANTA LiteTM Actin IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA]); values of 31 to 39 will be flagged as possibly abnormal and the Investigator and Medical Monitor will evaluate the participant for eligibility.
  • Elevated anti-liver-kidney microsomal antibody type 1 (LKM1) titers.
  • Total immunoglobulin G (IgG) > 1.5x upper limit of normal (ULN).
  • Antinuclear antibody (ANA) titer > 1:320; OR ANA titer > 1:80 if demonstrated concurrently with alanine aminotransferase (ALT) that is > ULN.
  • Active Hepatitis C: As indicated by detectable hepatitis C virus (HCV) ribonucleic acid (RNA) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
  • Hepatitis B: If surface antigen is positive.
  • Seropositive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
  • Receiving systemic antiviral and/or interferon therapy within 4 weeks prior to enrollment.
  • Clinically significant infections (e.g. systemic fungal infections) requiring systemic treatment.
  • Known immune disorder (including myeloma and lymphoma).
  • Concurrent chemotherapy or biological therapy for treatment of neoplastic disease or other disorders.
  • An absolute neutrophil count < 1000 cells per cubic millimeter (cells/mm3).

  • Markers of hepatic inflammation or cirrhosis as evidenced by 1 or more of the following:
  • Platelet count of < 150,000/microliter (μL).
  • Serum albumin level is below the central laboratory's lower limit of normal and FibroSURE is >= 0.48 (i.e., Metavir staging of F2 or greater). Of note, in participants with a known history of Gilbert's syndrome, a Fibrotest cannot be used for fibrosis testing.
  • Total bilirubin >1.5x upper limit of normal (ULN) and direct bilirubin >= 0.5 milligram per deciliter (mg/dL).
  • ALT or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) >1.0x ULN.
  • Alkaline phosphatase (AP) > 2.0x ULN.
  • History of liver biopsy indicating moderate or severe fibrosis (Metavir staging of F2 or greater).
  • History of ascites, varices, variceal hemorrhage, or hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Prothrombin time (PT) international normalized ratio (INR) >= 1.4.
  • Serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dL.
  • Urine protein > 30 mg/dL or > 0.5 gram per day (g/day).
  • Body mass index > 38.
  • Major surgery or an orthopedic surgical procedure planned within 6 months after enrollment.
  • Acute or chronic disease that, in the opinion of the investigator, would adversely affect participant safety or compliance or interpretation of study results.
  • Received an AAV vector previously or any other gene transfer agent in the previous 12 months prior to Study Day 0.
  • Received an investigational intervention or participated in another clinical trial within 4 weeks prior to enrollment or within 5 half-lives of the investigational drug administration, whichever is longer.
  • Significant cardiovascular disease (such as New York Heart Association Class III or IV cardiac disease, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction within the previous 6 months, unstable arrhythmias, or unstable angina) or significant pulmonary disease (including obstructive pulmonary disease).
  • Recent history of psychiatric illness or cognitive dysfunction (including drug or alcohol abuse) that in the opinion of the investigator, is likely to impair participants ability to comply with protocol mandated procedures.
  • Sensitivity to penicillin.
  • Participant is a family member or employee of the investigator.


  • Orthopaedic Hemophilia Treatment Center
    Los Angeles California 90007 United States
  • Phoenix Childrens Hospital
    Phoenix Arizona 85016 United States


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