A Phase 3, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled, Multi-center Study of SC411 for Sickle Cell Disease

Study point of contact

George Steinfels, PhD
[email protected]
Uche Sampson, MD
[email protected]


5 to 17 Years




Phase 3

Study type








About the study

The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy of SC411 in reducing the number of
sickle cell crisis (SCC) events in sickle cell disease (SCD) subjects receiving SC411
compared to those subjects receiving placebo.

participation requirements

Patients who meet all of the following criteria will be eligible to participate in the

1. 1. Aged ≥ 5 years and ≤ 17 years at screening;

2. Has been diagnosed with SCD (that includes the genotypes HbSS, HbSC, and
HbS/β°-thalassemia, documented by hemoglobin HPLC or electrophoresis);

3. Has had between ≥ 2 to ≤10 episodes of acute SCC (as defined above) within 12 months
of the Screening Visit. At least one crisis must have been managed in a hospital,
clinic, or emergency room. For at least 2 of the episodes, the site must obtain the
documentation created in a medical record at the time of the event.

4. Must not be receiving HU or L-Glutamine, or if receiving HU and/or L-Glutamine must be
at a stable weight-based treatment regimen (mg/kg), for at least 3 months prior to the
Screening Visit with the intent to continue at a weight-based dose level at the
discretion of the treating physician for the duration of the study, other than for
safety reasons. If taking HU and/or L-glutamine, subjects must have had at least one
SCC event (as previously defined) while on HU and/or L-Glutamine.

5. Has a parent or guardian who is able to give written informed consent, and the
potential pediatric subject must be able to provide assent in a manner approved by the
Institutional Review Board (IRB) and comply with the requirements of the study; and

6. If post pubertal in the opinion of the Investigator, must agree to use a reliable
method of birth control (e.g., barrier, birth control pills, abstinence) during the
study and for 1 month following the last dose of study drug.

participation restrictions

Patients who meet any of the following criteria will be excluded from participation in the

1. A known allergy or hypersensitivity to fish or shellfish;

2. A known allergy or hypersensitivity to soy;

3. Inability to swallow capsules;

4. History of treatment with SC411;

5. Confirmed diagnosis of chronic pain or chronic opioid use: Defined as pain experienced
≥3 days per week over a 6-month period or daily opioid use for pain management;

6. Active infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C;

7. Prothrombin time > 1.5 x ULN at screening;

8. Required regular anticoagulation or chronic aspirin therapy;

9. Moderate thrombocytopenia, defined as platelets < 80,000/µL at screening; 10. History of stroke or Moyamoya syndrome; 11. Abnormal results on most recent transcranial Doppler (TCD) evaluation; 12. Received blood transfusion or blood products in the 2 months prior to the Screening Visit or on chronic blood transfusion; 13. Chronic renal insufficiency, defined as a eGFR < 30ml/min at screening as estimated by the Schwartz equation (Appendix H), or requiring peritoneal or hemodialysis; 14. Abnormal liver function tests (ALT > 3.0 x ULN) at screening;

15. Received any organ transplant;

16. Has a recent acute illness or other concomitant chronic medical or psychiatric
condition that in the opinion of the Investigator would compromise participation in
the study, prevent adherence to the protocol or confound the evaluation of the study

17. Is pregnant or lactating, or has the intention of becoming pregnant during the study
(if a female of child-bearing potential or partner of a female of child-bearing
potential and sexually active and not willing to use an effective means of birth

18. Is currently taking or has been treated with any form of omega-3 fatty acid or fish
oil supplement within 30 days of the Screening Visit, or intends to do so during the
course of the study;

19. Has been treated with any investigational product within 30 days of the Screening
Visit or intends to receive an investigational product during the course of this
study; and

20. There are factors that, in the judgment of the Investigator, would make it difficult
for the patient to comply with the requirements of the study