This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition multiple sclerosis
Treatment intrathecal administration of autologous msc-np
Phase phase 1
Sponsor Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York
Start date April 2014
End date December 2016
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT01933802, IND 13889, TISCHMS-MSCNP-001


The study is an open-label, phase I clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of intrathecal administration of autologous mesenchymal stem cell-derived neural progenitor cells (MSC-NP) in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis. Study participants will receive three intrathecal injections of culture-expanded autologous MSC-NPs at three month intervals.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
intrathecal administration of autologous MSC-NP in three doses at three month intervals
intrathecal administration of autologous msc-np
Autologous MSC-NPs administered intrathecally at a dose between 2 and 10 million cells, depending on ex vivo expansion characteristics. Three doses will be administered at 3 month intervals.

Primary Outcomes

Number of participants with adverse events
time frame: 9 months
Number of participants with adverse events .
time frame: 30 months

Secondary Outcomes

Preliminary evaluation of efficacy
time frame: 9 months

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of MS as defined by the McDonald criteria - Diagnosis of primary progressive or secondary progressive MS - Between the ages of 18-70 years - Significant disability shown by an Expanded Disability Status Score (EDSS) of 3.0 or greater that was not acquired within the last 12 months - Stable disease state as evidenced by a lack of gadolinium-enhancing lesions on an MRI and by a stable MRI disease burden (number of T2 lesions and size of lesions) in the last six months and no significant change in EDSS (1 point or more) in the last 12 months - Must agree to undergo MRIs at the time of enrollment, 2 months after the first treatment, and 27 months after the last treatment - Live in northern New Jersey, southern New York, or southwestern Connecticut during the study period, or patients must be able to arrange reliable travel accommodations to be present for every study visit if they live farther away. Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant or nursing mothers or any woman intending to become pregnant in the next three years - All patients will have pre-study liver function tests, PT/PPT, platelets, hematocrit, and renal function laboratory tests done. Only patients whose values are in the normal range as determined by the laboratory norms based on age and sex will be allowed to participate. - Use of systemic chemotherapeutic or anti-mitotic medications within three months of study start date due to the possibility of interference with bone marrow procedure - Any patients with a history of or with active malignancy - Use of steroids within three months of the study start date, as this would suggest a highly active disease state - History of cirrhosis due to increased risk of central nervous system (CNS) infection - Poorly controlled hypertension because of increased risk for stroke or CNS hemorrhage. Specifically, any patient with a systolic blood pressure value of ≥ 145 mm/Hg or a diastolic blood pressure value of ≥ 95 mm/Hg will be excluded from study participation. - History of thyroid disorders or other endocrine disorders because of hormone influence on cell growth - History of central nervous system infection or immunodeficiency syndromes due to increased risk of CNS infection - Preexisting blood disease (such as bone marrow hypoplasia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or significant anemia) due to invasive nature of bone-marrow aspiration - Previous or current history of a coagulation disorder - Any metal in the body, which is contraindicated for MRI studies - Allergy to any of the antibiotics used in this study, e.g. tobramycin, vancomycin, or gentamicin - Patients with alcohol or other substance abuse problems - Other major disease that, in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, would preclude participation in the study - Patients with HBV, HCV, syphilis, HIV-1, or HIV-2. - Any evidence of significant cognitive dysfunction based on a screening history and physical examination because it would preclude giving a truly informed consent - Patients who are enrolled in another clinical trial for MS treatment or who have received any study drug/biologics within the last 6 months

Additional Information

Official title Phase 1 Safety Study of Autologous Bone Marrow-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell-derived Neural Progenitor Cells (MSC-NP), Expanded Ex Vivo, Administered Intrathecally in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
Principal investigator Saud A Sadiq, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York.