This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions degenerative disc disease, degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis
Treatments lumbar interbody fusion with autograft, lumbar interbody fusion with neofuse
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Mesoblast, Ltd.
Start date September 2009
End date May 2015
Trial size 24 participants
Trial identifier NCT00996073, MSB-SF003


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of NeoFuse in subjects with a diagnosis of degenerative disc disease (DDD) in 1 or 2 adjacent vertebral levels between L1 and S1. All subjects in this study will undergo interbody fusion via Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) or Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) procedures with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved/cleared supplemental posterior instrumentation.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Autograft
lumbar interbody fusion with autograft Spinal Fusion
Single Dose Autograft Surgical Implantation
Lumbar Interbody Fusion with NeoFuse-Low Dose
lumbar interbody fusion with neofuse Spinal Fusion
Single Dose NeoFuse Surgical Implantation
Lumbar Interbody Fusion with NeoFuse-High Dose
lumbar interbody fusion with neofuse Spinal Fusion
Single Dose NeoFuse Surgical Implantation

Primary Outcomes

To determine the overall safety of NeoFuse plus carrier using physical examinations, vital signs, treatment emergent adverse events (TEAEs), and the results of clinical lab tests (hematology, serum chemistry, inflammation, and immunology).
time frame: 3 years

Secondary Outcomes

To evaluate the overall fusion success with NeoFuse plus carrier compared to autograft using CT scans and x-ray of the involved lumbar spine levels and assess the change in outcomes (ODI, SF-36, and WPAI) and pain (VAS)at the 12-month follow-up visit.
time frame: 3 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 70 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male or females at least 18 years of age, but not older than 70. 2. Have the ability to understand the requirements of the study, to provide written informed consent, and to comply with the study protocol. 3. Have the ability to understand and provide written authorization for the use and disclosure of personal health information (PHI) [per Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy ruling in the US]. 4. Have a documented symptomatic diagnosis of DDD at L1-S1 with or without stenosis and with or without up to and including Grade II degenerative spondylolisthesis. 5. Have clinical symptoms of neurogenic claudication. 6. Have failed 6 months of non-operative low back pain management. 7. Are candidates for posterior lumbar interbody fusion in combination with posterior pedicle screw stabilization and require surgery at a 1 or 2 adjacent vertebral levels between L1 and S1. 8. Have a stable screening electrocardiogram (ECG), as determined by the investigator that would not preclude surgery. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Female subjects who are pregnant or nursing, or women planning to become pregnant during the first year (12 months) following surgery. - Male subjects with partners of childbearing potential must agree to use adequate contraception (barrier method or abstinence) from the time of surgery and for a period of at least 1 year after surgery. 2. Have a current or prior history within the last 3 years of neoplasm (excluding basal cell carcinoma) and/or any active neoplasm within the last 24 months, prior to screening. 3. Have osteoporosis as defined by a DEXA T score of ≤ -3.0 or a history of fragility fractures or other significant bone disease contraindicating the use of spinal instrumentation. 4. Have a documented medical history or radiographic evidence of a metabolic bone disease or other condition which would negatively impact the bone healing process. 5. Have a positive screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies. 6. Have had treatment with any investigational therapy or device within 6 months of study surgery and/or plans to participate in any other allogeneic stem cell/progenitor cell therapy trial during the 3-year follow-up period. 7. Have been a recipient of prior stem cell/progenitor cell therapy for spinal fusion surgery. 8. Have a body mass index (BMI) > 35. 9. Have 20% or greater anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibody titer and/or has antibody specificities to donor HLA antigens. 10. Are transient or has been treated in the last 6 months before enrollment for alcohol and/or drug abuse in an inpatient substance abuse program.

Additional Information

Official title A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label, Controlled Study Evaluating Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of NeoFuse When Combined With MasterGraft Matrix in Subjects Undergoing Lumbar Interbody Fusion With Instrumentation
Description This is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, open-label controlled Phase 2 study designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of adult, allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) combined with MasterGraft Matrix when compared to use of autologous iliac crest bone graft in the lumbar interbody fusion site in subjects requiring 1 or 2 level interbody fusion procedure with instrumentation. All subjects in this study will undergo a 1 or 2-level (2 or 3 vertebrae) interbody fusion with supplemental posterior instrumentation. After the screening and surgical visits, each subject will be evaluated clinically and radiographically within 3 days and 30 days after surgery, and at 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, and 36 months after surgery. Subjects will be evaluated at the same time points for safety.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2014.
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