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Clinical trial based on the use of a new therapeutic strategy (MSC infusion) for the treatment of patients who have developed a GVHD refractory to the usual therapeutic measures after undergoing an allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
This is a multicenter, single dose study of allogenic mesenchymal stem cell (1-2 x 10^6 MSC/Kg recipient´s bodyweight).
MSC will be infused, by a central venous catheter, to patients diagnosed with GVHD refractory to first-line or subsequent treatment.
All patients will receive the same treatment. MSC suspension will be obtained from the bone marrow aspiration of a family donor and expanded in-vitro in a specific culture medium with autologous donor´s serum and with no animal-derived products.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Graft-vs-Host Disease (GVHD)
Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)
University Clinic of Navarra
University of Salamanca
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:38-0400
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