The MEseNchymal coviD-19 Trial: MSCs in Adults With Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19 or Another Underlying Cause (MEND)

General Information

Summary This is a pilot, multi-centre, open-label randomised controlled study to assess the early efficacy of intravenous (IV) administration of CYP-001 in adults admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with respiratory failure.
Description After enrolment upon meeting eligibility criteria (D0), participants baseline data will be collected and participants will be randomised to receive either standard of care treatment only, or standard of care plus CYP-001. On D1 and D3, each participant randomised to receive CYP-001 will receive an IV infusion of 2 million Cymerus mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)/kg of body weight (up to a maximum of 200 million cells). Participants will have further data collection throughout their ICU and hospital stay and follow up to 28 days.
Clinical trials phase Phases 1/2
Start date (estimated) 2020-08-24
End date (estimated) 2022-05-18
Clinical feature
Label COVID-19
Description A Coronavirus infectious disease that is characterized by fever, cough and shortness of breath and that has_material_basis_in SARS-CoV-2.

Administrative Information

NCT number NCT04537351
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Other study identifiers
Name CYP-COVID-19-01
Name ACTRN12620000612910
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Public contact
Public email
First name Cynata Therapeutics Limited
Last name Cynata Therapeutics Limited
Phone +61 3 7067 6940
Sponsors Cynata Therapeutics Limited


Which differentiated cell type is used
Label mesenchymal stem cell
Description A connective tissue cell that normally gives rise to other cells that are organized as three-dimensional masses. In humans, this cell type is CD73-positive, CD90-positive, CD105-positive, CD45-negative, CD34-negative, and MHCII-negative. They may further differentiate into osteoblasts, adipocytes, myocytes, neurons, or chondroblasts in vitro. Originally described as residing in the bone marrow, this cell type is now known to reside in many, if not all, adult organs.; Many but not all mesenchymal cells derive from the mesoderm. MSCs are reportedly CD3-negative, CD4-negative, CD5-negative, CD8-negative, CD11a-negative, CD11b-negative, CD14-negative, CD19-negative, CD29-positive, CD31-negative, CD34-negative, CD38-negative, CD40-negative, CD44-positive, CD45-negative, CD49-positive, CD54-positive, CD66b-negative, CD79a-negative, CD80-negative, CD102-positive, CD106-positive, CD117-positive, CD121a-positive, CD121b-positive, CD123-positive, CD124-positive, CD133-negative, CD146-positive, CD166-positive, CD271-positive, B220-negative, Gr1-negative, MHCI-positive, MHCII-negative, SSEA4-negative, sca1-positive, Ter119-negative, and glycophorin A-negative. Cultured MSCs are capable of producing stem cell factor, IL7, IL8, IL11, TGF-beta, cofilin, galectin-1, laminin-receptor 1, cyclophilin A, and MMP-2.


Recruitment Status Completed
Estimated number of participants 14