Last updated on February 2018

Stem Cell Therapy for Outer Retinal Degenerations


Brief description of study

This study is a Phase I/II , open label,non randomized, prospective study to determine the safety of human embryonic stem cell derived Retinal pigmented epithelium (hESC RPE) sub retinal injections versus hESC RPE seeded on a polymeric substrate implanted in the sub retinal space,

Detailed Study Description

To determine whether the surgical implantation of a human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigmented epithelium (hESC-RPE) monolayer seeded onto a polymeric versus hESC-RPE injections into the sub retinal space is a safe procedure.

6 Patients will receive hESC-RPE cell injections (100000 cells) in the sub retinal space (2 Dry Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), 2 Wet AMD with disciform scar and 2 with Stargardt's disease).

Also 5 patients Dry AMD, 5 patients with Wet AMD with disciform scar and 5 patients with Stargardt's disease with receive a subretinal implantation of the hESC-RPE seeded in a monolayer in a polymeric substrate.

Patients will be enrolled sequentially, and after the procedure the patients will be followed for 1 year.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02903576

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