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I-ACT: Phase I trial of Amnion Cell Therapy for Ischaemic Stroke to establish the maximum tolerable dose

  • Recruitment status at the time of last update
  • What is the status of the ethics application?
    Ethics status: Approved
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    (Last updated: 5/2/2019)
  • Ethics status: Approved
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Key trial Information

Trial ID


Date registered

18 January 2018

Health condition

Ischaemic Stroke

Recruitment countries


Recruitment site location(s) (State)


Recruitment status


Anticipated date of first participant enrolment

02 January 2019

Ethics application status


Brief summary

This trial is a dose escalation study to determine the maximal tolerable dose of human amnion stem cell for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke (focal brain ischaemia from blood clot obstructing the vessel lumen).


Key inclusion criteria

Patients are eligible if:
1)-they have ischaemic stroke in the territory of the large main artery (middle cerebral artery); 2)- present within 24 hours of stroke onset and are not eligible for TPA or clot retrieval;
3)-age is between 18-85 years old;
4)-have National Institute of Health Stroke Scale/NIHSS (tool used in clinical trials for measuring stroke severity) between 6-15.

Minimum age

18 Years

Maximum age

85 Years


Both males and females

Key exclusion criteria

Patients are excluded if there is evidence of:
1)-autoimmune disease, organ transplant, malignancy, splenectomised individuals, or have infection at the time of stroke;
2)-neurodegenerative disease such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease;
4)-have contra-indications for MR imaging [patients with initial infarct (on DWI) volume <5 ml will also be excluded. This is a common strategy used in many studies to exclude infarcts with very small volume and likely good outcome;
5) eligible for TPA and/or ECR;
6)-patients with mild stroke (NIHSS <6) or very severe stroke (NIHSS >15).

Contact details and further information

Primary Sponsor

Type: Individual
Name: Prof Thanh Phan
Address: Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health
246 Clayton Rd Clayton
VIC Australia 3168
Country: Australia

Contact person for information and recruitment

Prof Thanh Phan
Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Rd Clayton VIC 3168