GLS-5310 Vaccine in Healthy Volunteers for the Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)


GeneOne Life Science

Status and phase

Not yet enrolling
Phase 1




Biological: Placebo
Biological: GLS-5130

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


Phase I study of the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of GLS-5310 DNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Full description

This Phase I, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging, single-blind study will assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of GLS-5310 DNA vaccine administered intradermally (ID) with or without concomitant intranasal (IN) administration of GLS-5310. Vaccine delivered ID will either be performed by Mantoux injection and followed by suction applied to the skin surface using the Gene-Derm device or Mantous injection alone without applied suction. Vaccine delivered IN will be administered using the MAD300 atomizer.


30 estimated patients




18 to 65 years old


Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Age 18 to 65 years of age
  2. Able to provide informed consent
  3. Able and willing to comply with study procedures
  4. For women of childbearing potential, able and willing to use an approved form of pregnancy prevention during the study
  5. Negative test result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies, which indicate recent or prior infection

Exclusion criteria

  1. Persons involved in the care of patients with COVID-19 and health care workers considered, in the opinion of the investigator, to be at increased risk of infection from SARS-CoV-2

  2. Persons with symptoms in the past 2 weeks consistent with possible acute SARS-CoV-2 infection to include fever, loss of smell or taste

  3. Persons diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus

  4. Persons with a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease

  5. Persons with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  6. Persons with a diagnosis of heart conditions to include heart failure, coronary artery disease, prior heart attack, cardiomyopathy

  7. Obesity (BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater)

  8. Sickle cell disease

  9. Current or former smoker

  10. Current or planned pregnancy during the study

  11. Currently breastfeeding

  12. Current or past participation in a coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2) vaccine study, or receipt of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine that has been approved by the FDA, including vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)

  13. Administration of an investigational agent within 90 days of the 1st dose

  14. Administration of a vaccine within 2 weeks prior to the 1st dose

  15. Administration of immune globulin within 6 months of enrollment

  16. Administration of an anti-TNFα inhibitor such as infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept, or anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab within 6 months from enrollment

  17. Current daily treatment of systemic corticosteroids of 20 mg of prednisone or greater; or the equivalent dose of other systemic corticosteroids

  18. Treatment within the four weeks prior to enrollment with any drug intended for the prophylaxis or treatment of COVID-19

  19. Any prior treatment with an anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody or immune serum

  20. Prior treatment with an anti-IL-6 inhibitor, anti-IL-1 inhibitor, anti-TNF monoclonal antibody, or anti-JAK inhibitor (see Appendix B exclusionary period for specific drugs)

  21. History of malignancy

  22. History of transplantation (any organ or bone marrow)

  23. Current or planned chemotherapy treatment for hematologic or solid tumor during study period

  24. History of other congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, excluding those with HIV infection who are taking highly active antiretroviral therapy and who have documentation of undetectable serum viral load

  25. History of PCR-confirmed infection with SARS-CoV-2

  26. Not willing to allow storage and future use of samples for SARS-CoV-2 related research and who have a CD4 count > 200 cells/µL on two measures at least 3 months apart

  27. Prisoner or subjects who are compulsorily detained for treatment of a psychiatric illness

  28. Any illness or condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may affect the safety of the subject or the evaluation of a study endpoint

    Exclusion criteria (ID + IN only):

  29. History of chronic rhinosinusitis

  30. History of nasal septal defect or deviated nasal septum

  31. History of cleft palate

  32. History of nasal polyps

  33. History of other disorders that, in the opinion of the investigator, may adversely affect administration of intranasal vaccine

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


Single Blind

30 participants in 4 patient groups, including a placebo group

GLS-5310 1.2 mg (Group 1)
Experimental group
GLS-5310 1.2 mg (ID + Gene-Derm) at Day 0 and Week 8
Biological: GLS-5130
GLS-5310 2.4 mg (Group 2)
Experimental group
GLS-5310 1.2 mg (ID + Gene-Derm) + 1.2 mg (IN) at Day 0 and Week 8
Biological: GLS-5130
GLS-5310 1.2 mg (Group 3)
Experimental group
GLS-5310 1.2 mg ID at Day 0 and Week 8
Biological: GLS-5130
Placebo (Group 4)
Placebo Comparator group
Placebo (ID + Gene-Derm) at Day 0 and Week 8
Biological: Placebo

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Project Manager; Medical Monitor

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