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Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying regenerative medicine techniques for restoring tissue and organ function.
Active clinical trials include:
Below are current clinical trials.
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As part of the long-term goal of successfully implementing tissue regeneration strategies in an individualized manner for patients with thoracic diseases including, but not limited to: cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, the investigators will assess the feasibility of collecting skin biopsies from patients undergoing surgery for thoracic disease, culturing skin fibroblasts from the biopsy, and reprogramming these skin fibroblasts into induced pluripotent cells.
This is a Phase I study to determine the safety and feasibility of injections of autologous umbilical cord blood (UCB) cells into the right ventricle of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) children undergoing a scheduled Glenn surgical procedure. The investigators are doing this research study to find out if autologous stem cells from the individual's own umbilical cord blood can be used to strengthen the muscle of the right side of their heart. This will help determine the safety and feasibility of using cell-based regenerative therapy as an additional treatment for the management of HLHS.
The Zenith® TX2® Low Profile TAA Endovascular Graft study is a clinical trial approved by US FDA to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Zenith® TX2® Low Profile TAA Endovascular Graft indicated for the treatment of patients with aneurysms/ulcers of the descending thoracic aorta having vessel structure suitable for repair.
The overall goal of this study is to develop regenerative cell therapy for use in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). The primary objective of this proposal is to conduct a pilot study that assesses the safety and feasibility of using concentrated bone marrow aspirate containing MSC to treat patients with painful knee OA.
The purpose of this study is to determine determine the safety of intraspinal delivery of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to the cerebral spinal fluid of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using a dose-escalation study.
This study is designed to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of ixmyelocel-T compared to placebo (vehicle control) when administered via transendocardial catheter-based injections to patients with end stage heart failure due to IDCM, who have no reasonable revascularization options (either surgical or percutaneous interventional) likely to provide clinical benefit.
Cell-based cardiac regeneration has been the focus of acquired, adult heart disease for many years. However, congenital heart disease with severe structural abnormalities may also be reasonable targets for cell-based therapies. Interestingly, the pediatric heart is naturally growing and may be the most amendable to regenerative strategies. Therefore, identifying autologous cells (cells from the patient's own body) would be important to initiate these studies.
This study aims to validate the use of umbilical cord blood as a source of autologous cells for the purpose of cardiac repair of congenital heart disease. Cells will be isolated from the cord blood to help us determine the feasibility of collection, processing, and storage of these samples at the time of birth of infants with prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This study may be useful for the development of pre-clinical and clinical studies aimed at the long-term goal of repairing damaged heart muscle.
To determine the safety and toxicity of intra-arterial infused autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stromal (stem) cells in patients with vascular occlusive disease of the kidney.
Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is a severe form of congenital heart disease that consists of multiple obstructions to flow through the left heart and aorta, as well as hypoplasia of the left ventricle. Most patients require a three-stage surgical protocol starting within days of birth. Stage I of this process is the Norwood reconstruction (within the first few days of life), Stage II (usually required within 3-8 months) involves creation of a direct connection between the patient's superior vena cava and the pulmonary arterial confluence (bidirectional Glenn anastomosis), and the last stage is creation of a Fontan circulation (typically within the first 2-4 years). This "single ventricle" approach requires the right ventricle to perform as the only circulatory pump for the entire body.
Our long-term goal is to develop regenerative strategies to strengthen and augment the right ventricular muscle of the single-ventricle heart following surgical palliation in HLHS patients. To determine the safety and feasibility of a cell-based therapeutic intervention at the Stage II surgery, we aim to document the natural history of post-surgical care in HLHS patients having undergone standard of care with protocol specific follow-up over the course of a 6-month period.
This prospective study will document the natural history in patients with HLHS after planned Stage II surgical palliation with a focus on cardiovascular parameters within 6 months following surgery in 10-20 patients.
The investigators propose to study the safety of autologous mesenchymal stromal cell transfer using a biomatrix (the Gore® Bio-A®; Fistula Plug) in a Phase I study using a single dose of 20 million cells. Twenty adult patients (age 18 years or older) with refractory, complicated perianal fistulizing Crohn's disease will be enrolled. Subjects will undergo standard adjuvant therapy including drainage of infection and placement of a draining seton with continuation of pre-existing anti-Crohn's therapy. Six weeks post placement of the draining seton, the seton will be replaced with the MSC loaded Gore® Bio-A® fistula plug as per current clinical practice. The subjects will be subsequently followed for fistula response and closure for 24 months. This is an autologous product derived from the patient and used only for the same patient.
In addition to the studies above, Mayo Clinic also has many active clinical trials related to transplantation, which is one component of regenerative medicine.
The Regenerative Medicine Consult Service, Mayo Clinic's front door to regenerative therapies and research, provides information and referrals to patients.
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