ASC - Autism Pilot Study

Sponsor
Cell2Cure ApS (Industry)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
CT.gov ID
NCT05602116
Collaborator
(none)
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Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

The ASC - Autism Pilot Study is a single center randomized open dose titrating phase I clinical intervention pilot trial with the aim of investigating safety and treatment effect of an allogeneic adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal cell product (C2C_ASC) in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Drug: Adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (Cell2Cure®)
Phase 1

Detailed Description

The ASC - Autism Pilot Study will be performed at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. 10 children aged 6-14 years with ASD and gastrointestinal symptoms will be enrolled through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry Clinic South, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark.

The participants will randomly be divied into two treatment groups:
  1. participant 1-5 will be treated with 1 x 1000000 C2C_ASCs/kg body weight

  2. participant 6-10 will be treated with 2 x 1000000 C2C_ASCs/kg body weight

C2C_ASC treatment:

The C2C_ASCs product will be diluted in 50 ml isotonic saline and infused in an arm vein within 15 min. In both groups there will for each participant be a week observation for SAE's related to the cell treatment before the next participant will be treated, if no SAE's have been detected.

The investigators hypothesize that the connection between gastrointestinal symptoms/leaky gut syndrome, increase local gastrointestinal and systemic elevated immunological and inflammatory activity, bacterial toxins in the blood and symptoms of ASD in children with symptoms of leaky gut syndrome can be reduced or normalized by modulating the immunological activity and inflammation by treatment with mesenchymal stromal cells.

Study Design

Study Type:
Interventional
Anticipated Enrollment :
10 participants
Allocation:
Non-Randomized
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Open dose titrating with two groups in extension of each other (thus not categorically parallel).Open dose titrating with two groups in extension of each other (thus not categorically parallel).
Masking:
None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose:
Treatment
Official Title:
Effect of Adipose Tissue Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells on Autism and Leaky Gut Syndrome. A Phase I Pilot Study.
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Feb 1, 2023
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Feb 1, 2026
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Feb 1, 2026

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/Treatment
Experimental: 1 x 1000000 C2C_ASCs/kg body weight

Trial participant 1 - 5 will be treated with 1 x 1000000 C2C_ASCs/kg body weight

Drug: Adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (Cell2Cure®)
The Investigational Product is a C2C_ASC cell product (Cell2Cure®, Cell2Cure Aps, Denmark). C2C_ASC is an advanced therapy investigational medicinal product (ATIMP) manufactured from abdominal adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASC) from healthy donors. C2C_ASC is aseptically procured and manufactured according to tissue law and GMP by Cell2Cure ApS or Cardiology Stem Cell Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, using manual isolation of cells from abdominal fat tissue, xeno-free cell expansion in automated closed bioreactor systems and cryopreservation of the final product. The active substance is the in vitro expanded ASCs. The final product, C2C_ASC, is provided as a cryopreserved suspension of 50 million ASCs per ml with a total volume of 1,3 ml per vial. The excipient is CryoStor10 (Biolife Solutions), holding 10% DMSO.

Experimental: 2 x 1000000 C2C_ASCs/kg body weight

Trial participant 6 - 10 will be treated with 2 x 1000000 C2C_ASCs/kg body weight

Drug: Adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (Cell2Cure®)
The Investigational Product is a C2C_ASC cell product (Cell2Cure®, Cell2Cure Aps, Denmark). C2C_ASC is an advanced therapy investigational medicinal product (ATIMP) manufactured from abdominal adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASC) from healthy donors. C2C_ASC is aseptically procured and manufactured according to tissue law and GMP by Cell2Cure ApS or Cardiology Stem Cell Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, using manual isolation of cells from abdominal fat tissue, xeno-free cell expansion in automated closed bioreactor systems and cryopreservation of the final product. The active substance is the in vitro expanded ASCs. The final product, C2C_ASC, is provided as a cryopreserved suspension of 50 million ASCs per ml with a total volume of 1,3 ml per vial. The excipient is CryoStor10 (Biolife Solutions), holding 10% DMSO.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Safety of C2C_ASC (Adverse Events) [12 weeks]

    Safety of C2C_ASC within the 12 weeks follow-up period: Adverse event (AE), serious adverse event (SAE), suspected unexpected serious adverse reaction (SUSAR) and development safety update report (DSUR).

Secondary Outcome Measures

  1. Changes in autism spectrum disorder [12 weeks]

    Difference from baseline to follow-up within the group treated with C2C_ASC: Changes in autism spectrum disorder score test (questionnaire). [Raw scores converting to standard scores and then generates five major domain composite scores: communication, daily living skills, socialization, adaptive behavior composite and motor. For these domains a standard score of 100 is the mean with a standard deviation of 15. This means that a score of 100 is similar to the typical population of the same age. Scores in the range of 86 and above are considered adequate. Scores in the range of 85 and below indicates a significant skill deficit when comparing with the typical population of the same age. High scores: standard scores of 130-140 Moderately high scores: standard scores of 115-129 Adequate scores: standard scores of 86-114 Moderately low scores: standard scores of 71-85 Low scores: standard scores of 20-70]

  2. Changes in gastrointestinal symptoms [12 weeks]

    Difference from baseline to follow-up within the group treated with C2C_ASC: Changes in The Infant Gastrointestinal Symptom Questionnaire (questionnaire). [A 0-100 scale where higher scores indicate better irritable bowel syndrome specific quality of life.]

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Years to 14 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study:
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
No
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

  • Ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms or previous gastrointestinal symptoms which disappeared or were reduced after dietary changes.

  • Age 6 to 14 years.

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Known genetic syndrome or pathogenic mutation or copy number variation associated with autism spectrum disorder.

  • Known CNS-infection (now or previously) and/or HIV positivity.

  • Primary immunodeficiency disorder or autoimmune cytopenia.

  • Current treatment with cytotoxic drugs or systemic administered glucocorticoids and/or immunosuppressive therapy or other antiinflammatory medication (except nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

  • Epilepsy or known seizure disorder (now or previously).

Contacts and Locations

Locations

No locations specified.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Cell2Cure ApS

Investigators

None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information

Publications

None provided.
Responsible Party:
Cell2Cure ApS
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT05602116
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • ASC II
First Posted:
Nov 1, 2022
Last Update Posted:
Nov 1, 2022
Last Verified:
Oct 1, 2022
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
No
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Nov 1, 2022