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Dose Finding Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Stem Cells in Liver Cirrhosis

2014-08-27 04:00:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells in patients with cirrhosis of liver. Stem cells will be injected into the hepatic artery. Improvement in various parameters will be observed over 2 years.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis

Intervention

Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Location

Centre for Liver Research & Diagnostics
Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh
India
500058

Status

Recruiting

Source

Stempeutics Research Pvt Ltd

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:34-0400

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