This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition spinal cord injury
Treatment intravenous and intrathecal human umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow mononuclear cells
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Translational Biosciences
Start date September 2014
End date January 2019
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT02237547, CNEI-2014-TBS-UCMSC-SCI001


Human Umbilical Cord-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSC) and Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells (BMMC) from the patient injected into the spinal fluid intrathecally and injected intravenously (IV) is a safe and therapeutic procedure for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Intravenous and intrathecal human umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow mononuclear cells
intravenous and intrathecal human umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow mononuclear cells

Primary Outcomes

Number of patients with adverse events
time frame: 12 weeks, 52 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Number of subjects with a change in American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) score from baseline
time frame: 12 weeks, 52 weeks
Number of subjects with a change in Frankel Scale score from baseline
time frame: 12 weeks, 52 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Men and women between age 18 and 50 - Paraplegics and quadriplegics with complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries. - Willingness to undergo bone marrow derived autologous cell therapy. - Ability and willingness to make regular visits to hospital and follow ups during the protocol procedure and comply with all medical instructions - Traumatic Injury of spinal cord with complete or partial damage by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and injury level below C4 - ASIA impairment scale from A - C - Must have proof of health insurance in country of residence. - Signed informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Pre- existing or current systemic disease such as lung, liver (exception: history of uncomplicated hepatitis A), gastrointestinal, cardiac, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - History of life threatening allergic- or immune-mediated reaction - Hemodynamic instability - Peripheral muscular dystrophy - Lactating or pregnant woman - Women capable of childbearing unwilling to use multiple forms of contraception - Alcohol drug abuse /dependence - Positive test result for hepatitis A and Hepatitis B OR C - Major-traumatic brain injury and psychiatric illness - Open injuries - Active infectious diseases - Life expectancy of less than one year due to terminal condition - Neurodegenerative diseases - Primary hematologic diseases - Any of the following medications that cannot be discontinued one week prior to the first stem cell administration and throughout the course of treatment. (1 week before visit 2 through one week after visit 12) - Antibiotics - Antifungals - Antivirals - Blood thinners (to avoid bleeding risk during bone marrow aspiration and IT procedures) - High doses of Vitamin D or fish oils (since these might prolong bleeding times) - Bone reflecting increased risk for spinal puncture - Hepatic dysfunction - Other medical complications that contraindicate surgery, including major respiratory complications - Participation in another clinical trial - Coagulopathies - Uncorrected coagulopathy during the baseline period defined as: International Normalized Ratio (INR) > 1.4; Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) > 35 sec; Platelet Count (PLT) < 100,000. - Pre-injury history of seizure disorder and/or neurological impairment where participation in age-appropriate pain rating scales would not be practical or possible - Subject does not sign informed consent form

Additional Information

Official title Safety and Feasibility Study of Cell Therapy in Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
Principal investigator Nelson Novarro, MD
Description The proposed study will assess primary safety and secondary efficacy endpoints of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells and allogeneic human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells administered to 20 male and female subjects between ages of 18-50 with spinal cord injury. These cells will be administered intrathecally and intravenously multiple times over the course of one month. The primary objective is freedom from treatment-associated adverse events at 3 and 12 months post-treatment. Secondary objective will be efficacy at baseline, 3 months and 12 months and will be quantified based on the following: American Spinal Cord Injury Association (ASIA) classification and the Frankel Scale.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Translational Biosciences.