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Title of Proposal: Restoring the immune system homeostasis and organ function in severe community acquired pneumonia- induced sepsis through adipose derived allogeneic stem cells (SEPCELL Proje

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Project "SEPCELL" data sheet

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Coordinator
TIGENIX SA 

Organization address
address: CALLE MARCONI 1
city: TRES CANTONS
postcode: 28760
website: http://www.cellerix.com

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website http://www.sepcell.eu/
 Total cost 12˙000˙695 €
 EC max contribution 5˙369˙886 € (45%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.1.3. (Treating and managing disease)
 Code Call H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage_RTD
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-11-01   to  2020-10-31

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TIGENIX SA ES (TRES CANTONS) coordinator 995˙245.00
2    Centre hospitalier universitaire de Limoges FR (Limoges) participant 2˙179˙500.00
3    ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRUM BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 1˙071˙790.00
4    CLINIQUES UNIVERSITAIRES SAINT-LUC BE (BRUXELLES) participant 534˙375.00
5    SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD ES (MADRID) participant 297˙678.00
6    TiGENIX NV BE (LEUVEN) participant 291˙297.00

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 Project objective

Sepsis is defined as a systemic inflammatory response to infection, while severe sepsis (SS) is a sepsis complicated by acute organ dysfunction. Lung infections, in particular community-acquire pneumonia (CAP), are the leading cause of SS. The pathophysiologic mechanism of CAP-mediated SS is the complete dysregulation of the patient´s immune system. In an initial phase, the systemic hyperactivation of the host immune response against infection leads to high levels of inflammatory mediators, systemic vasodilatation, micro-vascular thrombosis and organ failure. In a second phase, the exaggerated activation of the immune response leads to a state of ‘immunoparalysis’, which is characterized by the occurrence of secondary, opportunistic infections. This makes CAP-mediated SS a life-threatening condition with mortality rates as high as 28-50%. The current standard of care (infection removal and control, functional support) does not improve the high mortality and, thus, CAP-mediated SS represents a major unmet medical need with a huge social burden. Therefore, treatments with the potential to modulate both the initial exacerbated immunoactivation and the subsequent immunosuppression are needed. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), including adipose mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs), are known for their broad range of immunomodulatory properties, targeting multiple pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways, and possess antimicrobial capacities (releasing bactericidal peptides and promoting the phagocytosis by immune cells). Indeed, therapeutic benefit of MSC treatment in in vivo experimental models of sepsis has been extensively reported. The SEPCELL consortium believes that cell therapy with allogeneic ASCs may be an innovative therapeutic approach in order to re-establish the normal immune homeostasis of CAP-mediated SS patients, reducing organ injury and restoring organ functionality. A phase Ia/IIb clinical trial will be performed to test this possibility.

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