Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCIMS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Research Council
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Peter Connick, University of Cambridge
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00395200
First received: November 1, 2006
Last updated: October 22, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
  Purpose

Hypothesis: Intravenous administration of bone marrow-derived autologous adult human mesenchymal stem cells is a safe novel therapeutic approach for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCIMS) is a phase I/IIA trial designed to establish the safety of intravenous administration of bone marrow-derived autologous adult human mesenchymal stem cells to patients with multiple sclerosis.


Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis
Procedure: MSC Treatment
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous Adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells: a Neuroprotective Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

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Further study details as provided by University of Cambridge:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse events [ Time Frame: 0,1,2,3,4,12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual function (acuity and colour) [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Visual evoked potential latency [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Optic nerve Magnetisation Transfer Ratio [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Retinal nerve fibre layer thickness (by optical coherence tomography) [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Brain lesion Magnetisation Transfer Ratio [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • MRI brain T1 hypointensity load [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite Score [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Expanded Kurtzke Disability Status Score [ Time Frame: 12 and 52 weeks post treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MSC Treatment Procedure: MSC Treatment
Intravenous administration of up to 2x10^6 autologous MSCs per kg
Other Names:
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • Multipotent Mesenchymal Stem Cells
  • Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells

Detailed Description:

Disease under investigation: Multiple Sclerosis

Phase: I/IIA

Number of patients: 10

Design: 18 month cross over, single treatment at 6 months

Intervention: Administration of bone marrow-derived autologous mesenchymal stem cells

Route of administration: Intravenous

Dose: Up to 2,000,000 Mesenchymal Stem Cells per kilogram

Source of patients: Referrals accepted from Neurologists in East Anglia and North London, UK

Referral Criteria: (all 3 required)

  1. Clinically definite multiple sclerosis
  2. Expanded Kurtzke Disability Status Score 2.0 - 6.5 (inclusive)
  3. Evidence of optic nerve damage by

    • history of optic neuritis, or
    • relative afferent pupillary defect, or
    • optic atrophy on fundoscopy, or
    • abnormal visual evoked potential from either or both eyes suggestive of demyelination

Primary Objective: Establish the safety of intravenously administered bone marrow-derived autologous mesenchymal stem cells at a dose of up to 2,000,000 cells/kg over 12 months by monitoring adverse reactions.

Secondary Objectives: Explore the efficacy of intravenously administered bone marrow-derived autologous mesenchymal stem cells at a dose of up to 2,000,000 cells/kg over 12 months on visual function by clinical, neurophysiological, and imaging assessments.

Outcome Measures:

  1. Primary

    • Adverse events
  2. Secondary

    • Visual function (acuity and colour)
    • Visual evoked potential latency
    • Optic nerve Magnetisation Transfer Ratio
    • Retinal nerve fibre layer thickness (by optical coherence tomography)
    • Brain lesion Magnetisation Transfer Ratio
    • MRI brain T1 hypointensity load
    • T cell response suppression
  3. Tertiary

    • Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite Score
    • Expanded Kurtzke Disability Status Score
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically definite multiple sclerosis
  • Expanded Kurtzke Disability Status Score 2.0 - 6.5 (inclusive)
  • Evidence of optic nerve damage by:
  • history of optic neuritis, or
  • relative afferent pupillary defect, or
  • optic atrophy on fundoscopy, or
  • abnormal visual evoked potential from either or both eyes suggestive of demyelination
  • Prolonged visual evoked potential P100 latency with preserved waveform
  • T2 lesion on MRI optic nerve
  • Retinal nerve fibre layer thickness on optical coherence tomography > 40 microns

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years
  • Age > 65 years
  • Patient lacks capacity to give informed consent
  • Presence of a severe bleeding disorder
  • Planning a pregnancy during the trial period
  • Current MS disease modifying therapy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00395200

Locations
United Kingdom
University of Cambridge Dept of Clinical Neurosciences
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB2 0PY
University College London Institute of Neurology
London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3BG
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Cambridge
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Research Council
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Siddharthan Chandran, MBChB, PhD University of Cambridge
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Peter Connick, Research Associate, University of Cambridge
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00395200     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MRCRG44871, REC Reference: 07/Q0108/104
Study First Received: November 1, 2006
Last Updated: October 22, 2011
Health Authority: United Kingdom: National Health Service
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Cambridge:
Multiple Sclerosis
Safety
Therapeutics
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Multipotent Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
Optic Neuritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Sclerosis
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Pathologic Processes

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