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Study of Modified Stem Cells (SB623) in Patients With Chronic Motor Deficit From Ischemic Stroke

Controlled study of stereotactic, intracranial injection of SB623 cells in patients with fixed motor deficits from ischemic stroke

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

SanBio, Inc.

Collaborator: Sunovion

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Biological: SB623 Implant (2.5M)
  • Biological: SB623 Implant (5.0M)
  • Procedure: Sham surgery


Phase 2


Inclusion Criteria:

   1. Age 18-75 years, inclusive

   2. Documented history of completed ischemic stroke in subcortical region of MCA or
   lenticulostriate artery with or without cortical involvement, with correlated findings
   by MRI

   3. Between 6 and 90 months (7.5 years) post-stroke, and having a chronic motor
   neurological deficit

   4. Neurological motor deficit substantially due to incident stroke

   5. Modified Rankin Score of 2-4

   6. Require Motricity Index 30-75 (UE Scale) or 27-74 (LE Scale)

   7. Able to undergo all planned neurological assessments

   8. Able and willing to undergo magneti resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast and computed
   tomography (CT)

   9. Agree that use of antiplatelet, anti-coagulant, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
   drugs to be determined by the local medical staff and in accordance with the ACCP 2012
   guideline "Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy: Antithrombotic Therapy
   and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th Edition: American College of Chest Physicians
   Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines", if applicable , provided that no
   antiplatelet, anti-coagulant, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are to be
   restarted post-surgery until after the Day 8 MRI is read and are determined to be safe
   to re-start

10. Subjects must have had physical therapy prior to entry (and be willing to continue to
   the extent possible)

11. Must be willing to discontinue herbal or non-traditional medicines for 1 week before
   and 1 week after the surgical procedure and be willing to continue to the extent

12. Ability of patient or legal authorized representative to understand and sign an
   Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

   1. History or presence of any other major neurological disease other than stroke

   2. Cerebral infarct size >150 cm3 measured by MRI

   3. Primary intracerebral hemorrhage

   4. Myocardial infarction within prior 6 mos.

   5. Malignancy unless in remission >5 yrs.

   6. Clinically significant finding on MRI of brain not related to stroke

   7. Any seizures in the 3 months prior to Screening

   8. More than 5 degrees of contracture at shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, hip, knee and

   9. Other neurologic, neuromuscular or orthopedic disease that limits motor function

10. Uncontrolled systemic illness, including, but not limited to: hypertension; diabetes;
   renal, hepatic, or cardiac failure

11. Positive findings on tests for occult malignancy, unless a non-malignant etiology is

12. Uncontrolled major psychiatric illness, including depression symptoms (CESD R Scale of
   ≥16 is exclusionary)

13. Total bilirubin >1.9 mg/dL at Screening

14. Serum creatinine >1.5 mg/dL at Screening

15. Hemoglobin <10.0 g/dL at Screening

16. Absolute neutrophil count <2000 /mm3 at Screening

17. Absolute lymphocytes <800 /mm3 at Screening

18. Platelet count <100,000 /mm3 at Screening

19. Liver disease supported by AST (SGOT) or ALT (SGPT) ≥2.5 x upper limit of normal at

20. Serum calcium >11.5 mg/dL at Screening

21. International Normalized Ratio of Prothrombin Time (INR) >1.2 at Screening if the
   patient does not take anticoagulants; for patients on anticoagulants, INR must be
   confirmed to be ≤1.2 prior to surgery

22. Presence of craniectomy or other contraindication to stereotactic surgery

23. Participation in any other investigational trial within 4 weeks of initial screening
   and within 7 weeks of Baseline visit

24. Botulinum toxin injection, phenol injection, intrathecal baclofen, or any other
   interventional treatments for spasticity (except bracing and splinting) 16 weeks prior
   to the Baseline visit

25. Substance use disorder (per DSM-V criteria, including drug or alcohol)

26. Contraindications to head MRI (with constrast) or CT

27. Pregnant or lactating

28. Female patients of childbearing potential unwilling to use an adequate birth control
   method during the 12 months of the study

29. Any other condition or situation that the investigator believes may interfere with the
   safety of the subject or the intent and conduct of the study

30. Any prior SB623 cell implantation and/or any prior stem cell treatment for stroke or
   other reason regardless of mode of administration

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 75 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting