A Double-blind, Randomized, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel, Phase III Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Lenzumestrocel(Neuronata-R® Inj.) in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Study Purpose:

ALSUMMIT is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center, parallel, phase III clinical trial to evaluate and confirm the efficacy and long-term safety of repeated Lenzumestrocel (Neuronata-R® inj.) treatment.

Study Status:



Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Study Type:


Type of Intervention:

Biological, Drug

Intervention Name:

Lenzumestrocel, Riluzole, Placebo Comparator




Phase 3

Study Chair(s)/Principal Investigator(s):

Seung Hyun Kim, MD, PhD, Hanyang University Seoul Hospital

Clinicaltrials.gov ID:


Neals Affiliated?


Coordinating Center Contact Information

Kwijoo Kim / email hidden; JavaScript is required / +82-2-497-3711

Full Study Summary:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by selective and progressive loss of motor neurons. Disease progression leads to death within 2-4 years, but there exists no definite treatment so far.

Based on phase I/II clinical trial(NCT01363401), twice intrathecal autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (Lenzumestrocel) injections showed significant therapeutic benefit lasting at least six months with safety in patients with ALS.

Additionally, the switch from pro- to anti-inflammatory conditions, which was indicated from the inverse correlation between TGF-β1 and MCP-1 levels after Lenzumestrocel injections in the good responder, has been considered a plausible beneficial action mechanism.

This study is designed to investigate the following. First, to reconfirm and evaluate the long-term efficacy of twice injections (single cycle) of Lenzumestrocel, group 1 will receive a single cycle injection with a 26-day interval.

Second, to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of Lenzumestrocel repeated injections, group 2 will receive a single cycle injection a 26-day apart followed by three times injections every three-month interval.

Group 3 will receive comparator injections.

Study Sponsor:

Corestem, Inc.

Estimated Enrollment:


Estimated Study Start Date:

03 / 23 / 2021

Estimated Study Completion Date:

05 / 03 / 2026

Posting Last Modified Date:

12 / 13 / 2022

Date Study Added to neals.org:

02 / 09 / 2021

Minimum Age:

25 Years

Maximum Age:

75 Years

Can participants use Riluzole?


[Inclusion Criteria]

1. Subjects who show both upper motor neuron signs and lower motor neuron signs at the same time in neurological tests.

2. Among subjects diagnosed with familial or sporadic ALS, subjects falling into clinically definite ALS, probable ALS and probable ALS-lab supported according to The revised World Federation of Neurology El Escorial Criteria[Rix Brooks, 2000], during 17-weeks period prior to the administration and ALSFRS-R score (progression rate) of 1.03 ± 50%/month (meaning mean value in that total period).

3. For subjects who are under Riluzole treatment, those who have received stable dose of Riluzole for more than 28 days before screening visit.

4. Subjects with duration of disease of no more than 2 years from the first diagnosis date.

5. Subjects whose ALSFRS-R scores are in the range of 31~46 at the time of screening (P-V0).

[Exclusion Criteria]

1. Subjects who received tracheostomy or use ventilators (including positive pressure ventilators; subjects who use non-invasive ventilation for sleep apnea may be allowed after review) at the time of screening (P-V0).

2. Subjects who received gastrotomy at the time of screening (P-V0).

3. Subjects for whom clinical efficacy evaluation is not possible because pulmonary functional tests cannot be conducted at the time of screening (P-V0) or subjects whose forced vital capacity is found to be not greater than 40%of the expected value.

4. Subjects who fall into above Class II according to the New York Heart Association's functional classification, who have showed myocardial infarction, unstable arrhythmia and/or other significant cardiovascular diseases such as unstable angina in the past 3 months, or who show electrocardiographic signs of myocardial infarction or angina at the time of screening (P-V0) or who received stent insertion or coronary artery bypass grafting.

5. Subjects who have received other investigational products or edaravone within 3 month or 5 half-lives at the time of screening (P-V0) and lead in period visit L-V1 (evaluated by whichever is longer).

6. Subjects who have experienced epileptic seizure.

7. Subjects with severe renal disorder (serum creatinine: not less than 2.0 mg/dL).

8. Subjects with severe hepatic disorder (ALT, AST, or bilirubin: over 2.0 times of the normal upper limit).

9. Subjects who show hemorrhagic tendency at the time of screening (PT and aPTT > 1.5 x ULN)

10. Subjects who are found to have active viral infections (HBsAg, HCV Ab, HIV Ab, CMV IgM, EBV IgM, HSV IgM and Treponema pallidum) at the time of screening.

11. Subjects with hypersensitivity to antibiotics (penicillin or streptomycin).

12. Subjects who have ever received any cell therapy product for the same disease.

13. Subjects with any malignant tumor in the past 5 years before screening, except malignant tumors with very low risk of metastasis or death.

Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital | Recruiting

Jin-Hong Shin, MD, PhD / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Principal Investigator : Jin-Hong Shin, MD, PhD

Yangsan, Kyungsangnam-do 50612
Korea, Republic of

Korea University Anam Hospital | Recruiting

Byung-Jo Kim, MD,PhD / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Principal Investigator : Byung-Jo Kim, MD, PhD

Seoul 02841
Korea, Republic of

Hanyang university hospital | Recruiting

Seung Hyun Kim, M.D.,PhD. / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Principal Investigator : Seung Hyun Kim, MD, PhD

Seoul 04763
Korea, Republic of

Samsung Medical Center | Recruiting

Byoung Joon Kim, MD, PhD / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Principal Investigator : Byoung Joon Kim, MD, PhD

Seoul 06351
Korea, Republic of

Seoul National University Hospital | Recruiting

Jung-Joon Sung, MD, PhD / email hidden; JavaScript is required

Principal Investigator : Jung-Joon Sung, MD, PhD

Korea, Republic of