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Assessment of Blood-Borne Autologous Angiogenic Cell Precursors Therapy in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02140931
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Duplicate listing)
First Posted : May 16, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2019
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Brief Summary:
A randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study to determine the safety and efficacy of Angiogenic Cell Precursors (ACPs) in relieving symptoms of Critical Limb Ischemia in patients treated with standard of care and with no surgical revascularization option. It is assumed that the ACP-treated group will have a lower amputation and death rate as compared to the placebo group. Other hemodynamic, imaging and clinical parameters will also be compared between the two groups. Quality of life assessments will also be performed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Critical Limb Ischemia Drug: Injections Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study will assess the efficacy and safety of autologous ACPs administered intramuscularly into the lower extremity of subjects with CLI who lack surgical or endovascular revascularization options.

A total of approximately 95 subjects will be randomized to treatment with ACP-01 or placebo using a 2:1 randomization scheme, respectively, stratified by site.

The study will continue until all subjects treated experience the study event (either de novo gangrene, doubling of wound size, major amputation, or death) or are event-free for at least 26 weeks. Subjects treated will be followed for no longer than 52 weeks.

One futility analysis for potentially stopping study enrollment will be performed.

Subjects treated at each investigative site will provide written informed consent prior to the conduct of any study-related procedures. Thereafter, they will be screened and those meeting the inclusion/exclusion criteria will be enrolled into the trial and undergo all the study procedures including intramuscular injection of the investigational medicinal product (IMP = ACP-01 or placebo). The IMP will be administered in addition to any conventional treatment the subject is receiving.

The control group will receive placebo injections into the lower extremity to ensure blinding of the assessors and the subjects.

The placebo will consist of the same medium used in the ACP product suspension.

The study consists of four periods: Screening period, Treatment period, Acute safety follow-up and Long term follow-up periods. The total duration of study participation, including follow-up, is at least 26 weeks. Subjects will be followed for up to 52 weeks and at least until the last subject has completed his/her 26 week visit.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 95 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Study to Assess Blood-Borne Autologous Angiogenic Cell Precursors Therapy in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia
Actual Study Start Date : August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2022

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Angiogenic Cell Precursors
Intra-muscular injections of Angiogenic Cell Precursors (ACPs) in the ischemic leg
Drug: Injections
Intra-muscular injections

Placebo Comparator: Cell culture medium
Intra-muscular injections of cell culture medium in the ischemic leg
Drug: Injections
Intra-muscular injections

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to major amputation / mortality [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in the level of pain in the treated ischemic leg [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
  2. Change from baseline in the quantity of analgesic drugs used by the patient [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
  3. Change from baseline in ABI (Ankle Brachial Index) [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
  4. Change from baseline in TBI (Toe Brachial Index) [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
  5. Change from baseline in quality of life [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
  6. Change from baseline in ulcer size [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
  7. Total hospitalization time of ACP-treated patients compared to controls [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Safety of intramuscular injection of ACPs [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ]
    • Vital signs
    • Physical examination
    • Clinical laboratory values
    • Electrocardiograms
    • Adverse events

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is diagnosed with critical limb ischemia
  • Patient has hemodynamic indicators of severe peripheral arterial disease
  • Patient is not a candidate for revascularization treatment options for peripheral arterial disease
  • Patient is on standard of care medical therapy for peripheral arterial disease
  • Male or female age 18 and above
  • Non-pregnant, non-lactating female
  • Patient is able to understand and provide a signed informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient having an uncorrected Aorto-Iliac occlusive disease down to the origin of the Profunda-Femoris artery
  • Patient who in the opinion of the investigator would require a major amputation within approximately 4 weeks after administration of study treatment.
  • Critical Limb Ischemia presenting as severe large ischemic ulcers or dry gangrene proximal to the MTP (Metatarsophalangeal) joints heads or lower extremity wet gangrene
  • Lower extremity non-treated active infection
  • Hypercoagulable state
  • Patient received blood transfusions during the previous 4 weeks
  • Patient's condition precludes 2 consecutive attempts of ACPs manufacturing
  • Patient unable to communicate
  • Major non-vascular operation during the preceding 3 months
  • Myocardial infarction or uncontrolled myocardial ischemia or persistent severe heart failure during the preceding 3 months
  • Severe aortic stenosis
  • Severe renal failure
  • Severe hepatic failure
  • Anemia
  • Major stroke within the preceding 3 months.
  • Diagnosis of malignancy within the preceding 3 years
  • Concurrent chronic or acute infectious disease and uncontrolled infectious symptoms
  • Severe concurrent disease
  • Bleeding diathesis.
  • Participation at the same time in another stem cell study
  • Chronic immunomodulating or cytotoxic drug treatment
  • Fever for 2 days prior to the time the patient is about to receive the study treatment
  • Life expectancy of less than 6 months
  • Patient unlikely to be available for follow-up
  • No acute worsening of CLI (Critical Limb Ischemia)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02140931

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Canada, British Columbia
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 1K3
Canada, Ontario
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2C4
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Ravi Jain, PhD Hemostemix Inc.

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Hemostemix Identifier: NCT02140931    
Other Study ID Numbers: HS 12-01
First Posted: May 16, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Keywords provided by Hemostemix:
Cell therapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pathologic Processes