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Feasibility Study of the TGI Adipose-derived Stromal Cell (ASC)-Coated ePTFE Vascular Graft (TGI-PVG-IDE)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 1, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tissue Genesis, LLC

Researchers are actively seeking a way to coat the inside of a synthetic graft so that it more closely resembles native vessels and therefore has low thrombogenicity and low incidence of stenosis. Using a biological coating comprised of autologous stromal cells derived from the patient's own adipose tissue is a logical solution. Considerable experimental evidence exists that such a coating is relatively non-thrombogenic and improves long-term graft patency.

The Company's TGI Cell Isolation System (CIS) for isolating and concentrating adipose-derived stromal cells (ASC) can be used to fill the pressing medical need for small-diameter synthetic vascular grafts. The TGI CIS enables the user to prepare a stem cell-based biological coating from adipose tissue liposuctioned from the patient. The cells derived from the adipose tissue are then sodded onto the internal lumen of the vascular graft to improve long term patency.

Condition Intervention
Lower Limb Ischemia Device: ASC coated ePTFE vascular graft Device: Propaten graft

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Controlled, Parallel Group, Blinded, Feasibility Study of the TGI Adipose-derived Stromal Cell (ASC)-Coated ePTFE Vascular Graft for Femoral-tibial Bypass Grafting.

Further study details as provided by Tissue Genesis, LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Graft patency [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Graft patency will be measured by duplex ultrasound.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Limb salvage [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Amputation of limb or not

  • Wound Healing [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Evidence of wound improvement

  • Rest Pain [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Presence or absence of rest pain

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Actual Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Propaten graft
Untreated Propaten vascular graft
Device: Propaten graft
6 mm Gore PROPATEN® graft (heparin-coated ePTFE vascular graft, thin-walled removable-ring stretch)
Other Name: item HT060080A
Experimental: ASC-Coated ePTFE graft
ASC Coated BARD IMPRA® ePTFE Vascular Graft
Device: ASC coated ePTFE vascular graft
An ePTFE vascular graft in which the lumen of the graft has been coated with an autologous coating of adipose-derived stromal cells (ASC) prepared using an automated point-of-care processing instrument to facilitate isolation and concentration of autologous adipose-derived stromal cells and subsequent sodding of small-diameter vascular grafts.
Other Name: TGI PVG

Detailed Description:

Replacement or bypass of small diameter (< 4-5 mm) blood vessels is needed for a variety of medical problems, including peripheral vascular disease (PVD) associated with diabetes, generalized atherosclerosis, or aging), and critical limb ischemia (CLI). Vascular surgery has been extremely successful in replacing damaged or atherosclerotic arteries that are large in diameter and associated with high flow rates. However, as the diameter of the damaged vessel decreases, the ability to achieve long-term patency using replacement vessels decreases. The best current solution to this phenomenon of decreased patency with decreasing vessel diameter has been the use of the saphenous vein bypass graft. The saphenous vein has become the benchmark of all smaller diameter vascular grafts and demonstrates excellent patency when used from the femoral artery to the popliteal artery below the knee. However, when extended to more distal locations including the tibial arteries, even the saphenous vein begins to demonstrate limitations in its ability to maintain long-term patency.

The TGI ASC-coated expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) Vascular Graft is an adipose-derived stromal cell-sodded small-diameter vascular conduit intended for use as a peripheral bypass graft. The autologous cells used to create the ASC-coated vascular graft are isolated by the TGI Cell Isolation System (CIS). The TGI ASC-coated graft can be used to address the pressing medical need for small-diameter vascular grafts with improved long-term patency rates. The TGI CIS enables the user to prepare a stem cell-based biological coating in about an hour; stromal cells isolated from adipose tissue are sodded onto the internal lumen of the vascular graft before it is implanted into the patient during the course of a peripheral vascular bypass procedure.

The TGI Peripheral Vascular Graft (PVG) Kit consists of a vascular conduit, a proprietary enzymatic solution (Adipase™ Custom Enzyme Solution), and a disposable fluidics system, all to be used in conjunction with the TGI CIS, itself an automated point-of-care tissue processing instrument which isolates ASCs from a lipoaspirate specimen. Such cells are administered onto the lumen of the prepared conduit, a commercially available, small-diameter ePTFE straight vascular graft (IMPRA ePTFE Vascular Graft, item 80s06, Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.)

This instrument system will provide a sterile flow-path, through which cells are processed and separated. The flow-path is contained within a disposable cartridge that interlocks with the durable system hardware and includes both a flow-path cartridge with fluid reservoirs and a disposable centrifuge cartridge. The system is a self contained, stand-alone system requiring only AC power to operate.

The clinical trial process will involve a pilot (or feasibility) study to gain initial safety and effectiveness data in a limited human population. A subsequent pivotal study will be conducted with sufficient patient numbers to demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in effectiveness for defined clinical endpoints and to gain important safety information in a specific clinical population.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female ≥ 18 years old
  2. Patient has a clinical diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and requires a synthetic vascular graft, with the distal anastomosis to a tibial artery (peroneal, anterior tibial, posterior tibial).
  3. The distal anastomosis must be no more distal than approximately the midcalf.
  4. Rutherford-Baker classification for acute peripheral arterial disease of category 5 or less.
  5. The proximal anastomosis must be in the common femoral artery (CFA) or the superficial femoral artery (SFA); the proximal anastomosis must not be above the inguinal ligament.
  6. The distal target vessel must have continuous blood flow to the foot; an arteriovenous fistula must not be created at the distal anastomosis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Proximal anastomosis above the inguinal ligament.
  2. Distal anastomosis below the mid-calf.
  3. Lack of adequate subcutaneous fat stores to allow liposuction of 120 mL of adipose tissue.
  4. Limb-threatening acute ischemia in the affected leg.
  5. Active infection at the time of implantation.
  6. Uncontrolled diabetes.
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01305863

United States, Kentucky
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tissue Genesis, LLC
Principal Investigator: Marvin Morris, MD The University of Louisville
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tissue Genesis, LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01305863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TGI-001-01-2008
First Submitted: February 10, 2011
First Posted: March 1, 2011
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Keywords provided by Tissue Genesis, LLC:
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes