Safety and Immunogenicity Study of Recombinant Thrombin (rThrombin) in Pediatric Participants



Status and phase

Phase 4


Blood Loss, Surgical


Biological: rThrombin, 1000 IU/mL

Study type


Funder types



Details and patient eligibility


The objective of this study is to assess the safety and immunogenicity of recombinant thrombin (rThrombin) administered as an aid to hemostasis during burn wound excision and skin grafting in pediatric patients, newborn through 17 years of age.

Full description

The safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of rThrombin have been evaluated in 5 Phase 2 studies, 1 pivotal Phase 3 study, and 1 Phase 3b study, in surgical indications such as: spinal surgery, major hepatic resection, peripheral arterial bypass surgery, arteriovenous graft formation for hemodialysis access, and burn wound excision. Limited data currently exist on the effects of rThrombin exposure in pediatric patients. This Phase 4 trial aims to provide additional information on the use of rThrombin in children by evaluating the drug's safety and immunogenicity when administered as an aid to hemostasis during burn wound excision and skin grafting in pediatric burn patients.


30 patients




Under 17 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Age of newborn through 17 years at time of enrollment
  • At least 1 skin graft recipient site measuring at least 1% of total body surface area (TBSA)
  • Total initial burn wounds estimated to measure less than 40% of TBSA
  • Bleeding indicating treatment with rThrombin during the surgical procedure
  • Females of child-bearing potential must have a negative urine or serum pregnancy test within 2 days prior to study-drug treatment
  • informed consent document signed by legal representative (guardian) and approved by an institutional review board/independent ethics committee (IRB/IEC)
  • Participant has signed an IRB/IEC-approved pediatric assent document, if applicable

Exclusion criteria

  • Gestational age younger than 36 weeks at birth (for infants younger than 2 years)
  • Documented active infection at the graft recipient site (participants with resolved infections at potential graft recipient sites are not excluded)
  • Acute inhalation injury, as defined by bronchoscopic evidence of lower airway injury
  • Currently undergoing autologous skin grafting for ischemic ulcer disease or cutaneous malignancies
  • Presence of antibodies or hypersensitivity to the study drug or any of its components, other thrombin preparations, or coagulation factors
  • Transfusion of whole blood, fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate, or platelets within 24 hours prior to study-drug treatment (packed red blood cell transfusions are allowed)
  • History of HIV infection or other immunodeficiency syndrome or is taking immunosuppressive or antirejection medications
  • Medical, social, or psychosocial factors that, in the opinion of the investigator, could affect safety or compliance with study procedures
  • Breastfeeding or being breastfed
  • Treatment with any experimental agent within 30 days of study enrollment or treatment

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

30 participants in 1 patient group

Recombinant thrombin (rThrombin), 1000 IU/mL
Experimental group
Biological: rThrombin, 1000 IU/mL

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