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IMCY-0098 Proof of ACtion in Type 1 Diabetes (IMPACT Study)


About the study

The IMPACT study is a study to test a new experimental drug, IMCY-0098, for the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). In most people with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas loses its ability to make insulin because some cells of the body's own immune system mistakenly attack and destroy the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin (islet beta-cells). The study drug IMCY-0098 is being developed to stop the body's own immune system attacking and destroying the insulin-producing cells. When injected, it will induce new immune cells that will specifically destroy the bad immune cells responsible for the damage to the pancreas. IMCY-0098 has previously been tested on recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes patients in the first clinical study between 2017 and 2019 to collect information on the safety of IMCY-0098. The next step is to test the best dose and the best number of injections that show the drug can give a benefit. Two doses of IMCY-0098 will be tested and they will be compared to a placebo. Safety information will also be collected during the study for all the participants.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Have given written informed consent.
  2. Participants aged ≥ 18 years and < 45 years at the time of consent
  3. Have a diagnosis of T1D within maximum 9 weeks at screening (date of the first insulin injection)
  4. Must have at least one or more diabetes-related autoantibodies present at screening (GAD65, IA-2, or ZnT8)
  5. Must have random C-peptide levels ≥ 200 pmol/L measured at screening
  6. Must be Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) DR4 positive to participate in the main study OR HLA DR4 negative but HLA DR3 positive to participate in the substudy
  7. Be willing to comply with intensive diabetes management
  8. Be treated with insulin therapy in accordance with the local standard of care

Males with reproductive potential must agree to use adequate contraception up to 90 days after the completion of the last treatment. This includes:

  1. Barrier contraception (condom and spermicide) or
  2. True abstinence (where this is in accordance with the participants preferred and usual lifestyle)
  3. All females must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening. Women sexually active and of childbearing potential must agree to use a highly effective contraception method from screening up to 90 days after last treatment with the investigational product
  4. (US ONLY) Have HbA1c levels ≤ 9.5% prior to randomization


Exclusion Criteria:

Clinically significant abnormal full blood count (FBC), renal function or liver function at screening including

1.1. Be immunodeficient or have any clinically significant chronic lymphopenia: Leukopenia (< 3,000 leukocytes /μL), neutropenia (<1,500 neutrophils/μL), lymphopenia (<800 lymphocytes/μL), or thrombocytopenia (<100,000 platelets/μL)

1.2. Evidence of renal dysfunction with serum creatinine greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal OR (US ONLY) estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) calculated by Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-Epi) <90 mL/min per 1.73 m2 in absence of other signs of CKD or rapidly progressing renal disease

1.3. Evidence of liver dysfunction with aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine transaminase (ALT) greater than 3 times the upper limits of normal or (US ONLY) total bilirubin ≥ 2x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN) or Alkaline phosphatase ≥ 2x ULN. For participants presenting with values above ULN but below above threshold for these parameters, the underlying reason should be investigated by the site team to exclude liver disease. Patients for which a liver disease would be diagnosed will be excluded from the study.

Participants with elevated unconjugated bilirubin (Gilbert's syndrome) are eligible if bilirubin is ≤ 3 times the upper limits of normal and hepatic enzymes and function are otherwise normal (AST/ALT/Alkaline phosphatase within ULN), and there is no evidence of hemolysis

  1. Have signs or symptoms of serious active infection requiring IV antibiotics and/or hospitalization at study entry
  2. Have signs or symptoms of active COVID infection or a positive COVID PCR test during the screening period
  3. Have received any live attenuated vaccine within 3 months prior to the first planned administration of the study product (which includes, but is not limited to: oral poliomyelitis vaccine, measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, yellow fever vaccine, Japanese encephalitis vaccine, dengue vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, varicella vaccine, live-attenuated zoster vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin [BCG] vaccine, oral typhoid vaccine)
  4. Be currently pregnant or lactating, or anticipate getting pregnant until at least 24 weeks after last study drug administration
  5. Require the use of immunosuppressive agents including chronic use of systemic steroids. Topical, inhalational or intranasal corticosteroids are allowed
  6. Have evidence of current or past human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C infection
  7. Presence of any uncontrolled disease (including uncontrolled autoimmune disease) or abnormal clinical laboratory results that may interfere with study conduct as judged by the investigator
  8. History of, or current malignancy (except excised basal cell skin cancer)
  9. Current or ongoing use of non-insulin pharmaceuticals that affect glycaemic control within 7 days prior to screening visit
  10. Active participation in another T1D treatment study or any investigational intervention study in the previous 30 days or (US ONLY) received gene therapy in the past
  11. Known hypersensitivity to any component of the drug product
  12. CRO or Sponsor employees or employees under the direct supervision of the Investigator and/or involved directly in the study
  13. Be diagnosed with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)

(US ONLY) History or current evidence of hematologic condition that would make HbA1c uninterpretable including:

15.1. Grade 1 anemia, defined as: Hemoglobin (Hb) < Lower Limit of Normal (LLN) - 10.0 g/dL or < LLN - 6.2 mmol/L or < LLN - 100 g/L

15.2. Hemoglobinopathy, with the exception of sickle cell trait or thalassemia minor; or chronic or recurrent hemolysis

15.3. Donation of blood or blood products to a blood bank, blood transfusion or participation in a clinical study requiring withdrawal of > 400 mL of blood during the 90 days prior to the Screening visit

15.4. Significant iron deficiency anemia

15.5. Heart malformations or Vaso-Occlusive Crisis (VOC) leading to increased turnover of erythrocytes

  1. (US ONLY) Current evidence of hypertension defined as the mean (average) of Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) > 89 mm Hg or Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) > 129 mm Hg based on 3 consecutive readings at least 2 minutes apart
  2. (US ONLY) History or current evidence of active drug, chemical or alcohol dependency.

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Study’s details


Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1

Age (in years)

18 - 44


Phase 2

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Jan 31, 2025

Treatment type



Imcyse SA identifier


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