Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis With Allogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSV_allo)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Fundacion Parque Cientifico de la Universidad de Valladolid
Universidad de Valladolid
Instituto de Biologia y Genetica Molecular (IBGM)
Sanidad de Castilla y Leon (SACYL)
Centro Medico Teknon
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Red de Terapia Celular Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2012
Last updated: June 24, 2014
Last verified: June 2014

In this study we want to evaluate the clinical use of allogenic mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), obtained from bone marrow of healthy donors, for treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The trial is based in our own previous results with autologous MSC (ongoing NCT01183728 trial). We propose here a multicenter, phase I-II clinical trial, prospective, randomized, blinded, and controlled for the treatment of osteoarthritis (degrees II and III and IV). The assay consists of two arms with 15 patients each one. Patients in the experimental arm will be given an intra-articular transplantation of allogenic MSC, expanded "Ex Vivo" with our GMP-compliant procedure (MSV, PEI No. 10-134, authorized by the Competent Authority; same as in NCT01183728). In the control arm a standard treatment with intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid shall be given. We shall follow the evolution of pain, disability, quality of life and quantitative changes in structure and composition of cartilage determined by T2-weighted MRI relaxation (Cartigram) for one year.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Knee Arthrosis
Knee Osteoarthritis
Other: Injection of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
Drug: Hyaluronic Acid
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis With Allogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSV*) *MSV: Mesenchymal Stromal Cells From Valladolid

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of participants with adverse events as a measure of safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: Up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Adverse events reported. Clinical review and questionaires for pain, disability and quality of life at 0, 3, 6 and 12 months

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain and disability evolution (WOMAC and SF-36 scores) [ Time Frame: up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Clinical review, questionaires for pain, disability and quality of life at 0, 3, 6 and 12 months.

  • Evolution of cartilage degeneration by T2 relaxation measurements in MRI (Cartigram) [ Time Frame: up to one year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Magnetic Resonance imaging measurements of T2 relaxation (Cartigram) performed at 0, 6 and 12 months to quantify articular cartilage degeneration

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: April 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Allogenic mesenchymal stromal cells
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) prepared from bone marrow from healthy donor expanded ex vivo for 3-4 weeks. Intraarticular injection of 40 millions MSC.
Other: Injection of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
Mesenchymal stem cells prepared from bone marrow of healthy donors and expanded for 3-4 weeks according to our procedure described in PEI Num. 10-134, authorized by the Spanish Medicine Agency
Other Names:
  • MSV
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • MSC
Active Comparator: Hyaluronic acid (Durolane)
Intraarticular injection of hyaluronic acid (60 mg)
Drug: Hyaluronic Acid
Intra-articular injection of 60 mg of hyaluronic acid (Durolane) in a single injection (3 ml)
Other Name: Hyaluronic acid, durolane, CE mark:516407


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Knee osteoarthritis grade II, III and IV of Kellgren and Lawrence assessed by two observers.
  • Chronic knee pain with mechanical characteristics.
  • No local or systemic septic process.
  • Haematological and biochemical analysis without significant alterations that contraindicate treatment.
  • Informed written consent of the patient.
  • The patient is able to understand the nature of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age over 65 or under 18 years or legally dependent
  • Previous intervention in the affected knee
  • Signs of torn ligaments by MRI
  • Intra-articular treatments in the last 6 months
  • Any sign of infection
  • Congenital or acquired malformation resulting in significant deformity of the knee and leading to problems in application or evaluation of results.
  • Overweight expressed as body mass index (BMI) greater than 30.5 (obesity grade II). BMI estimated as mass (kg) / corporal surface (m2).
  • Women who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Neoplasia Immunosuppressive states
  • Participation in another clinical trial or treatment with a different investigational product within 30 days prior to inclusion in the study.
  • Other pathologic conditions or circumstances that difficult participation in the study according to medical criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01586312

Centro Medico Teknon
Barcelona, Spain, 08022
Hospital Clinico Universitario
Valladolid, Spain, 47003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Red de Terapia Celular
Fundacion Parque Cientifico de la Universidad de Valladolid
Universidad de Valladolid
Instituto de Biologia y Genetica Molecular (IBGM)
Sanidad de Castilla y Leon (SACYL)
Centro Medico Teknon
Study Chair: Javier García-Sancho, MD, PhD University of Valladolid, Scientific Park
Study Director: Aurelio Vega, MD,PhD Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valladolid
Study Director: Luis Orozco, MD, PhD Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona
Study Director: Ana Sanchez, MD, PhD Director, Cell Production Unit, Parque Científico UVa
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Red de Terapia Celular Identifier: NCT01586312     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TerCel004, 2011-005321-51, EC11-309, MSV_allo
Study First Received: April 23, 2012
Last Updated: June 24, 2014
Health Authority: Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Spain: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Red de Terapia Celular:
Knee degenerative disease
stem cell
cellular therapy
regenerative therapy
Mesenchymal stem cells
Bone marrow
musculoskeletal Diseases
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (allogenic)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Hyaluronic Acid
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Immunologic Factors
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
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