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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in MS (CMM-EM)

This study has been terminated.
(Ended the recruitment in June 2012 for low enrollement accrual)
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Albert Saiz, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona Identifier:
First received: October 25, 2010
Last updated: February 12, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
The study is a randomized Phase II study, masked and crossed-over with placebo to evaluate the safety and tolerability of autologous mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in patients with active multiple sclerosis

Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis Biological: autologous mesenchymal stem cells Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis: a Randomized, Double-blind, Crossover With Placebo Phase II Study

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Further study details as provided by Albert Saiz, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the safety as number of severe events along 1 year, and efficacy in terms of cumulative number of gadolinium-enhancing lesions in MRI at 6 months and at the end of the study [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    The coprimary endpoints were safety and efficacy in terms of cumulative number of gadolinium-enhancing lesions in MRI

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate effects on MS disease activity measured by: clinical variables, MRI, OCT, immunological analysis and quality of life scales [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    clinical outcomes (number of relapses and change in the EDSS); MRI-based measures and OCT. Immunological evaluation as exploratory analysis

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: autologous mesenchymal stem cell
A single infusion of up to 2 million cells per Kg of autologous mesenchymal stem cells vs suspension media. The treatment will be reversed at 6 months
Biological: autologous mesenchymal stem cells
A randomized double-blind, crossover study comparing treatment with autologous MSC vs. suspension media on patients with active MS


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Inflammatory forms of MS

    1. Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients
    2. Secondary progressive MS (SPMS) patients with continued relapses
    3. Primary progressive MS (PPMS) patients with enhancing MRI lesions and positive CSF (oligoclonal banding)
  2. Age 18-50 years
  3. Disease duration >= 2 and >= 10 years
  4. EDSS 3.0 - 6.5
  5. Progression, continued relapses or worsening MRI after at least a year of attempted therapy evidenced by:

    1. Increase of >= 1 EDSS point (if baseline EDSS <= 5.0) or 0.5 EDSS points (if baseline EDSS >= 5.5), or quantifiable, objective evidence of equivalent progression
    2. >= 1 moderate-severe relapses in past 18 months
    3. >= 1 Gadolinium enhancing lesions (double or triple dose Gadolinium)
    4. >= 1 new T2 lesion
    5. For PPMS only, >= 1 Gadolinium enhancing lesions
  6. Has given informed consent to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. SPMS without ongoing relapses
  2. PPMS without positive CSF or Gadolinium enhancing lesions
  3. <= 3 months since treatment with any immunosuppressive therapy
  4. <=1 month since last treatment with interferon-B or glatiramer acetate
  5. Corticosteroid treatment <= 30 days
  6. Relapse <= 60 days
  7. History of cancer or clinical or laboratory results indicative of severe systemic diseases, including infection for HIV, Hepatitis B or C
  8. Any metallic or electronic device that precludes from undergoing MRI
  9. Pregnancy or lactation
  10. Current treatment with an investigational therapy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01228266

Neurology Service, Hospital Clinic de barcelona
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Sponsors and Collaborators
Albert Saiz
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Principal Investigator: Albert Saiz, MD Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Albert Saiz, MD, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona Identifier: NCT01228266     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMM-EM
Study First Received: October 25, 2010
Last Updated: February 12, 2014

Keywords provided by Albert Saiz, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona:
Multiple Sclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017