A Randomised, Partly-blinded Investigation to Evaluate the Clinical Performance and Safety of pHyph in Adult Women With Bacterial Vaginosis Compared With an Untreated Control Group (Nefertiti 2)


Gedea Biotech




Bacterial Vaginosis


Device: pHyph

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


This is a randomised, parallel group, partly blinded investigation to evaluate the clinical performance and safety of pHyph in adult women with bacterial vaginosis. Patients will be randomised to active treatment or no treatment (untreated controls) in a 1:1 ratio. The Investigators carrying out the gynaecological assessments will be blinded. Patients will not be blinded. The population of this investigation will consist of post-menarchal, pre-menopausal females 18 years or older seeking treatment for BV symptoms ("fishy smell", irritation and burning). Approximately 82-92 patients will be recruited and randomised. BV will be diagnosed according to Amsel's criteria, defined as having at least 3 of the 4 criteria. Active treatment (from the start of the investigation) will be compared to no treatment at day 7 after screening (primary endpoint). Clinical cure rate on Day 7 is defined as the absence of all of the following 3 Amsel criteria: * Thin, white, yellow, homogeneous discharge. * Clue cells on microscopy (\>20% of epithelial cells). * Release of a "fishy odour", i.e., a positive "whiff test" when alkali (10% KOH solution) is added. Patients receiving rescue treatment before Day 7 will be considered as treatment failures. Patients in the "no treatment group" will receive pHyph as rescue treatment if they are not cured day 7. They will thereafter follow the same scheme as the patients starting with pHyph treatment. After the initial pHyph treatment, daily during 6 days, patients will continue with pHyph twice weekly until day 25 when an additional assessment will be performed. If the patients are cured, they will continue to receive pHyph as preventive treatment during 6 weeks and possible BV recurrences will be assessed.


92 estimated patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Willing and able to give written informed consent for participation in the clinical investigation, and to comply with all clinical investigation requirements.

  2. Adult, post-menarchal, pre-menopausal women aged 18 years or older.

  3. Diagnosis of BV according to Amsel's criteria, defined as having at least 3 of the 4 following criteria:

    • Thin, white, yellow, homogeneous discharge.
    • Clue cells on microscopy (>20% of epithelial cells).
    • pH of vaginal fluid >4.5.
    • Release of "fishy odour", i.e., a positive "whiff test" when alkali (10% KOH solution) is added. This symptom must be present.
  4. Negative urine pregnancy test at screening.

  5. Willing to refrain from using any intravaginal products (e.g., contraceptive creams, gels, foams, sponges, lubricants or tampons, etc.) until Day 7 and the following 24 hours after each pHyph administration during weekly treatment.

  6. Willing to use condoms during any sexual intercourse with a male sexual partner until the initial pHyph treatment is completes. For patients starting with pHyph on Day 0, this means from Visit 1 (Day 0) until Visit 2 (Day 7). For patients that do not receive any treatment between Day 0 and Day 7, this means from Visit 1 (Day 0), and if they receive pHyph from Day 7, until their Visit 2 (Day 14).

  7. Willing to use a method of contraception, e.g., condoms, hormonal contraception (oral, injectable, implantable, intravaginal, or transdermal), intrauterine device (IUD) or intrauterine hormone-releasing system (IUS), during any sexual intercourse that might result in pregnancy from Visit 2 (Day 7 or 14) until Visit 4 (70-77 days) to prevent pregnancy.

Exclusion criteria

  1. Patients with known or apparent signs of other infectious causes of vaginitis (e.g., vulvovaginal candidiasis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Herpes simplex, or human papillomavirus) at screening.
  2. History of or presence at screening (Day 0) of any other clinically significant disease or disorder, medical/surgical procedure, or trauma, which, in the opinion of the Investigator, may either put the patient at risk because of participation in the clinical investigation, or influence the results or the patient's ability to participate in the clinical investigation.
  3. Anticipated menstruation during the initial daily treatment period (Day 0 until Day 5).
  4. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  5. Patients who are planning to conceive within the 70-77 days of the investigation.
  6. Patients who were treated for BV within the 14 days preceding screening.
  7. Patients who are currently receiving antibiotic therapy unrelated to BV or have received antibiotic therapy within the 14 days preceding screening.
  8. Patients who have used any pH-modifying vaginal products within the 14 days preceding screening.
  9. Patients who have received an investigational drug in a clinical trial within 30 days prior to screening.
  10. History of severe allergy/hypersensitivity or ongoing allergy/hypersensitivity, as judged by the Investigator, to any of the product components.
  11. The Investigator considers the patient unlikely to comply with clinical investigation procedures, restrictions and requirements.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Single Blind

92 participants in 2 patient groups

pHyph treatment
Active Comparator group
Initial treatment with pHyph vaginal tablet once daily during 6 consecutive days
Device: pHyph
No treatment
No Intervention group
No initial treament during the first 7 days of the study

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Sten Kornfält

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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