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Autologous Adipose-derived Stem Cells (AdMSCs) for COVID-19

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04428801
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 11, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 9, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Celltex Therapeutics Corporation

Brief Summary:
This is a phase 2 multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-control clinical trial with 200 subjects who have never been infected by COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2 virus screen test negative, no blood SARS-Cov-2 IgM and IgG antibodies detected during enrollment) followed by a pilot study of 5 subjects to demonstrate the safety of proposed three-dose regimen of autologous AdMSCs infusions. The 100 study subjects who have previously banked their AdMSCs with Celltex, will receive three doses of autologous AdMSCs (approximately 200 million cells) intravenous infusion every three days. The 100 subjects in the control group who have previously banked their AdMSCs with Celltex will not receive any Celltex's AdMSC therapy but placebo treatments. All subjects are monitored for safety (adverse events/severe adverse events), COVID-19 symptoms, SARS-Cov-2 virus test, blood SARS-Cov-2 IgM and IgG antibodies tests, blood cytokine and inflammatory (CRP, IL_6, IL-10, TNFα) tests and disease severity evaluation for 6 months after the last dose of AdMSC infusion for the study group and 6 months after the enrollment for the control group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COVID-19 Biological: autologous adipose-derived stem cells Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: The Phase 2 study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-control study conducted in multiple clinic facilities.
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Patients and evaluators
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Study for the Prophylactic Efficacy of Autologous Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (AdMSCs) Against Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Estimated Study Start Date : January 10, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 10, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 10, 2024

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Phase 2 AdMSC group

Each subject receives three doses of 200 million autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells via intravenously infusion every three days

Other Names: Celltex-AdMSCs Celltex-AdMSCs

Biological: autologous adipose-derived stem cells
Culture expanded mesenchymal stem cells isolated from a patient's own abdominal fat tissue
Other Name: Celltex-AdMSCs

Placebo Comparator: Phase 2 Placebo group
The control group- receive three doses of placebo via intravenously infusion every three days.
Biological: autologous adipose-derived stem cells
Culture expanded mesenchymal stem cells isolated from a patient's own abdominal fat tissue
Other Name: Celltex-AdMSCs




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tolerability and acute safety of AdMSC infusion by assessment of the total number of AEs/SAEs related and non-related with the medication [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    adverse events and severe adverse events

  2. The overall proportion of subjects who develop any AEs/SAEs related and non-related with the AdMSC infusions as compared to the control group [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    adverse events and severe adverse events

  3. COVID-19 incidence rates in both the study and control groups [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The proportion of subjects who are infected by SARS-Cov-2 measured by PCR or other nuclear level-based SARS-Cov-2 virus testing in respiratory tract specimens (oropharyngeal samples) collected by oropharyngeal swab using the CDC standard method. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  2. The proportion of subjects who are infected by SARS-Cov-2 virus develop symptoms including mild, classic, severe and critical sever cases between study group and control group. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  3. Change of proportion of subjects who are infected by SARS-Cov-2 and develop IgM/IgG antibodies against SARS-Cov-2 between study group and control group. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  4. Change of lymphocyte count in white blood cell counts from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  5. Change of PaO2 arterial blood gases from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  6. Compare the proportion of subjects who develop severe COVID-19 pneumonia cases for both study and control groups [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  7. COVID-19 mortality rates for both study and control groups [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  8. Change of C-reactive protein (CRP) (mg/L) from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  9. Change of D-dimer (mg/L) from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  10. Change of Procalcitonin (ug)/L from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  11. Change of pro-type B natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP) (pg/mL) from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  12. Change of Bilirubin (mg/dL) from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  13. Change of Creatinine (mg/dL) from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  14. Change in blood test values for cytokine panels (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, TNFα) from the baseline [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  15. The proportion of subjects from SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR positive to negativity in respiratory tract specimens (oropharyngeal samples) collected by oropharyngeal swab using the CDC standard method. as compared to control group [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy

  16. Quantifying viral RNA in stool for baseline and final follow-up. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    efficacy



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age above 18 years.
  • Male or female
  • Subjects should have banked AdMSCs in Celltex (already passed communicable disease screen tests for HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B and C during banking stage)
  • Must understand and voluntarily sign an Informed Consent for study participation obtained prior to undergoing any study-specific procedures
  • Highly susceptible to SARS-Cov-2 infections, such as obesity (BMI ≥ 40), early to middle stage of hypertension (systolic pressure ranging above 140 Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 90 mm Hg), diabetic mellitus hemoglobin A1c >8%), chronic heart disease (one or more conditions including previously diagnosed as coronary artery disease, chronic heart arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy…) chronic pulmonary disease (COPD, fibrosis), chronic liver disease (Hepatic impairment, defined as any of ALT, AST, LDH or bilirubin > 2 x the upper limit of normal (ULN) range according to local laboratory standards) and kidney diseases (serum creatinine > 133 mmol/L (1.5 mg/dL). No terminal stages of the above medical conditions.
  • No previous COVID-19 history
  • SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR or equivalent tests negative in respiratory tract specimen
  • Blood test for SARS-Cov-2 IgM and IgG negative

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in another clinical study (with use of another Investigational Medical Product) within 3 months prior to study treatment start
  • Unwillingness or inability to comply with study procedures
  • Blood test for SARS-Cov-2 antibodies IgM and IgG positive
  • Patients with serious basic diseases that affect survival, including blood diseases, cachexia, active bleeding, severe malnutrition, etc.
  • Clinically active malignant disease
  • Previous thrombotic disorder
  • History of known pulmonary embolism or known secondary anti-phospholipid syndrome
  • Known or suspected hypersensitivity to any components used to culture the AdMSCs, e.g. BSA and sulfur-containing products (e.g., DMSO)
  • Major trauma or surgery within 14 days of study treatment start
  • Mental condition rendering the subject (or the subject's legally acceptable representative[s]) unable to understand the nature, scope and possible consequences of the study
  • Alcohol, drug, or medication abuse within one year prior to study treatment start
  • Any condition in the Investigator's opinion that is likely to interfere with evaluation of the AdMSC therapy or satisfactory conduct of the study
  • Irreversible severe end-organ failures, such as heart failure/attack, stroke, liver and renal failure due to other disease conditions
  • Patients or family history with hypercoagulable states, such as protein C/protein S deficiency, factor V Leiden, prothrombin gene mutation, dysfibrinogenemia, etc.
  • History of long-term use of immunosuppressive agents
  • Organ transplant in the past 6 months
  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or desire to become pregnant or unwilling to practice birth control during participation in the study duration, unless surgically sterilized or postmenopausal during the study
  • Patients with severe pulmonary obstructive pneumonia, severe pulmonary interstitial fibrosis, alveolar proteinosis, allergic alveolitis, and other known viral pneumonia or bacterial pneumonia. This includes patients with pulmonary imaging that reveals interstitial lung damage before contracting COVID-19.
  • QT interval shows greater than 450 ms in males and 470 ms in females in the medical histories or during screen EKG test.

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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): NCT04428801


Contacts
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Contact: Sally McGahee 7135546847 smcgahee@celltexbank.com

Sponsors and Collaborators
Celltex Therapeutics Corporation
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Derek W Guillory, MD. Root Causes Medicine
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Responsible Party: Celltex Therapeutics Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04428801    
Other Study ID Numbers: CTX0020-003
First Posted: June 11, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 9, 2020
Last Verified: November 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes
Keywords provided by Celltex Therapeutics Corporation:
Autologous Adipose-derived Stem Cells (AdMSCs) for COVID-19 [NCT ID not yet assigned]