Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) obtained from Healthy Donor Umbilical Cords

Date Added
November 18th, 2014
PRO Number
Pro00037760
Researcher
Gary Gilkeson

List of Studies


Keywords
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pregnancy, Women's Health
Summary

The objective of this study is to obtain viable mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from umbilical cords in uncomplicated pregnancies. Potential donors will be screened prior to donation of umbilical cords to confirm no prevalent autoimmune disease or other viruses and/or diseases. The overall goal is to obtain MSCs from healthy donors for eventual transfusion into patients for the treatment of autoimmune disease, specifically systemic lupus erythematosus.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Angela Robinson
843-792-6043
robia@musc.edu

A Phase II Controlled Trial of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Refractory Lupus

Date Added
June 16th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00039894
Researcher
Gary Gilkeson

List of Studies


Keywords
Autoimmune disease, Lupus
Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from umbilical cords for the treatment of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The goal of this study is to determine if patients receiving an MSC infusion plus standard of care respond better than patients receiving a placebo infusion plus standard of care.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Angela Robinson
843-792-6043
robia@musc.edu



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