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Increasing Lung Transplant Availability Using Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) at a Dedicated EVLP Facility

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03641677
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 22, 2018
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lung Bioengineering Inc.

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the CLES in enabling evaluation of potential donor lungs not otherwise used for transplant into subjects with end stage, survival-limiting lung disease in need of lung transplantation. This will be accomplished by evaluating subject survival at the later of 6 months or hospital discharge post-transplant.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Diseases Device: Centralized Lung Evaluation System Procedure: Lung Transplant Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 186 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Increasing Lung Transplant Availability Using Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP) at a Dedicated EVLP Facility
Actual Study Start Date : January 15, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 1, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 1, 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: EVLP Device: Centralized Lung Evaluation System
Assessment of allograft lung for transplant suitability

Procedure: Lung Transplant
Orthotopic single or double lung transplantation.

Active Comparator: Control Procedure: Lung Transplant
Orthotopic single or double lung transplantation.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 6 month survival [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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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:

  • Male or female;
  • Aged 18 years or older;
  • Informed consent is given for participation in the Study by the patient or patient's designated representative; and
  • Patient undergoes lung transplantation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients listed for same-side lung re-transplantation.
  • Patients listed for multiple organ transplantation including lung and any other organ.
  • Patients listed for live donor lobar lung transplant.
  • Patients positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or Burkholderia cepacia infection.
  • Patient receives a standard of care (non-EVLP) lung transplant but does not match to an EVLP subject based on the criteria for control matching.
  • Participating in another interventional trial

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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 identifier (NCT number): NCT03641677

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United States, Florida
Mayo Clinic Florida Recruiting
Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
Contact: David Erasmus, MD    904-956-3271   
United States, Georgia
Emory University Hospital Recruiting
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Contact: Mani A Daneshmand, MD    518-253-2155   
United States, Illinois
Loyola University Medical Center Recruiting
Maywood, Illinois, United States, 60153
Contact: Daniel Dilling, MD    718-526-5402   
United States, Indiana
Indiana University Health Withdrawn
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Medical System Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
Contact: Bartley Griffith, MD    410-328-2760   
Johns Hopkins Hospital Recruiting
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Contact: Errol Bush, MD    410-614-3892   
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Medical Center Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: William Lynch, MD    734-615-3822   
United States, Missouri
Barnes Jewish Hospital Withdrawn
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, New Jersey
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Recruiting
Newark, New Jersey, United States, 07112
Contact: Jesus Gomez-Abraham, MD    973-926-8451   
United States, New York
NYU Langone Health Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Zachary Kon, MD    212-263-7185   
United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center Recruiting
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Contact: Matthew Hartwig, MD    919-613-5635   
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Kenneth McCurry, MD    216-445-9303   
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37204
Contact: Matthew Bacchetta, MD    615-981-0584   
United States, Virginia
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Recruiting
Falls Church, Virginia, United States, 22042
Contact: Anne Brown, MD    703-776-3156   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lung Bioengineering Inc.
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Responsible Party: Lung Bioengineering Inc. Identifier: NCT03641677    
Other Study ID Numbers: EVP-DEV-LTX-301
First Posted: August 22, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: Yes
Device Product Not Approved or Cleared by U.S. FDA: Yes
Keywords provided by Lung Bioengineering Inc.:
ex vivo lung perfusion
organ perfusion
centralized lung evaluation system
united therapeutics
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases