Safety Study of HepaStem for the Treatment of Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD) and Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (CN)
A Prospective, Open Label, Multicenter, Partially Randomized, Safety Study of One Cycle of Promethera HepaStem in Urea Cycle Disorders (UCD) and Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (CN) Paediatric Patients.
  • Phase

    Phase 1/Phase 2
  • Study Type

  • Status

    Completed No Results Posted
  • Study Participants

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and to appraise the efficacy of one cycle of Hepastem (Heterologous Human Adult Liver-derived Progenitor Cells, HHALPC) infusions in paediatric patients suffering from CN or UCD.

The study duration: 12 months starting from the day of treatment: 6 months active surveillance and 6 months observation post-infusion.
Study Started
Mar 31
Primary Completion
Oct 31
Study Completion
Apr 30
Last Update
Oct 19

Biological HepaStem

  • Other names: HHALPC,Heterologous Human Adult Liver derived Progenitor Cells

Hepastem Low dose Experimental


Hepastem Intermediate dose Experimental


Hepastem High dose Experimental




Subject shows patency of the portal vein and branches, with normal flow velocity in the main portal vein as confirmed by Doppler ultrasound and accessibility of the portal vein, or respectively, accessibility of the umbilical vein.
Subject (if capable of signing) and parents or legal representative have provided a written informed assent/consent.
Female subjects of childbearing potential need to have a negative pregnancy test and must agree to use an acceptable method of contraception throughout the study.


Crigler-Najjar Syndrome specific:

Patient presents with Crigler-Najjar syndrome type 1.
Patient presents with Crigler-Najjar syndrome type 2, poorly controlled under phenobarbital treatment, or experiencing serious impairment in quality of life.

Diagnosis must be confirmed by genetic mutation analysis if not available.

Urea Cycle Disorders specific:

Diagnosis of one of the urea cycle disorders of which the disease is of such severity to warrant liver transplantation or alternatives despite full conservative therapy,
subject experiencing serious impairment in quality of life despite full conservative therapy.


The subject is 18 years or older at time of screening.
The subject presents acute liver failure, clinical or radiological evidence of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis, presents or has a history of hepatic or extrahepatic malignancy
The patient has a non-corrected cardiac malformation, has a known medical or family history of coagulopathy, had or has a renal insufficiency treated by dialysis.
The subject requires valproate therapy.
The subject has a thrombosis of the portal vein or persisting impairment of anterograde portal blood flow.
The subject has a porto systemic shunt or fistula assessed by Doppler US.
Patients with disease of such severity that liver transplantation is an absolute indication.
No Results Posted