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Derivation of New Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines: Identification of Instructive Factors for Germ Cells Development

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2010 by Soroka University Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Information provided by:
Soroka University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2010
Last updated: July 18, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

The purpose of this study is

  1. To generate human embryonic stem cells lines (hESC) lines
  2. Study of the factors that contribute to differentiation towards germ cell.

Normal Healthy Embryos

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Basic Research. Unveiling Factors That Contribute to Germ Cell Differentiation

Further study details as provided by Soroka University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • New hESC [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Donated embryos will be used for derivation of the Es cells

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Factors that contribute to germ cells differentiation [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
    We shall employ the knowledge from a study of sperm differentiation in mice to instruct the differentiation of ES cells towards germ cells

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2010
Donated embryos


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 4 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
any donated embryo

Inclusion Criteria:

  • any donated embryos

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not relevant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01165918

Contact: Eitan Lunenfeld, MD and Prof. - 972-8-6460058
Contact: Rivka Ofir 97286477272

Soroka medical center Not yet recruiting
Beer Sheva, Israel, 84101
Contact: Rivka Ofir, PhD    972 8 6477272   
Sub-Investigator: Rivka Ofir, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Soroka University Medical Center
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Eitan Lunenfeld, Soroka Medical Center Identifier: NCT01165918     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sor491210CTIL
Study First Received: July 6, 2010
Last Updated: July 18, 2010 processed this record on September 21, 2017