Johns Hopkins Chooses Prelude EDC for COVID-19 Studies
By Tommy Jackson on May 28, 2020
Prelude Dynamics, LLC, is proud to announce our partnership with Johns Hopkins on three COVID-19 related studies. This new partnership expands on previous collaborations between Prelude and Johns Hopkins in the areas of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis, and vertigo. Prelude Dynamics’ Prelude EDC was selected from a field of EDC providers based on advanced system capabilities, our ability to stand up studies in days, and Prelude’s high level of service.
Study 1: Plasma Donor Registry
The first study Prelude and Hopkins are collaborating on is a registry of individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 and are candidates for plasma collection. Once donors are qualified, their Human Coronavirus Immune Plasma (HCIP) can be used in the second and third studies. These follow-up studies are both Phase 2 and will be randomized and double-blinded.
Study 2: Convalescent Plasma as a Preventative Treatment
The second study will investigate the use of convalescent plasma in high risk subjects who have experienced a close contact exposure to a person with COVID-19 but are not yet symptomatic. With an enrollment goal of 150 subjects, the project will study the efficacy and safety of using HCIP as a preventative treatment.
Study 3: Convalescent Plasma to Reduce Complications
The third study will investigate the use of HCIP as a therapy for ambulatory subjects who have tested positive for COVID-19 through an RNA detection test and have at least one symptom. With an enrollment goal of 1,344 subjects, this project will study the efficacy and safety of using HCIP to reduce complications due to COVID-19. In addition to saving lives, a positive outcome for this trial will mean HCIP has the potential to greatly reduce hospitalization and ICU requirements for COVID-19 patients.
The randomized studies will use Prelude EDC’s integrated Just-in-Time randomization algorithm as well as our sophisticated masking and source data verification (SDV) functionality. Both studies will be conducted in the US from April 2020 through December 2022. We are excited that Johns Hopkins has chosen our Prelude EDC for this potentially life-saving work and look forward to successful outcomes!