for people ages 18-70 (full criteria)
at Stanford, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Flavio Vincenti



The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of cellular immunotherapy with MDR-101 for induction of functional immune tolerance in recipients of human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched, living donor kidney transplants.

Official Title

A Phase 3, Randomized, Multi-center, Open-label, Controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Cellular Immunotherapy With MDR-101 for Induction of Immune Tolerance in Recipients of HLA-matched, Living Donor Kidney Transplants


Currently, patients receiving a transplanted kidney are required to take life-long immunosuppressive medications to prevent rejection of the transplanted kidney. These medications carry substantial side effects. In addition, these medicines often do not completely control damage to the kidney from the recipients' immune system, ultimately causing the kidney to fail.

Medeor Therapeutics is developing a novel cell-based therapy to reprogram the recipients' immune system to accept a transplanted kidney without the need for long term use of immunosuppression drugs.

The purpose of the current Phase 3 study is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of MDR-101 for the induction of transplant immune tolerance in a prospective, randomized, multicenter clinical trial. MDR-101 is intended to induce mixed lymphohematopoietic chimerism and donor specific immune tolerance in order to preserve transplant kidney function, avert transplant kidney rejection, and eliminate the cumulative and serious side effects associated with immunosuppressive drugs.


Kidney Transplant Rejection, kidney transplant, cellular therapy, anti-rejection therapy, living donor, HLA-matched, hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), CD34+, CD3+, T cells, MDR-101


For people ages 18-70

Recipient Inclusion Criteria:

  • Planned recipient of a first kidney allograft from an HLA-matched, living related donor
  • Age ≥18 and ≤70 years
  • Single solid organ recipient (kidney only)
  • ABO matched with donor

Recipient Exclusion Criteria:

  • Underlying kidney disease with a high risk of disease recurrence in the transplanted kidney
  • Baseline positive donor-specific anti-HLA antibody testing
  • Is taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Evidence of prior hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV)

Donor Inclusion Criteria:

  • HLA-matched first degree (parent, child or sibling) or second-degree (child of a sibling or half sibling) relative of the prospective recipient participant
  • Age ≥18 and ≤70 years
  • Prepared to be a living related kidney donor, and capable of undergoing G-CSF mobilization and apheresis of hematopoietic cells

Donor Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of autoimmune disorders
  • History of type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Tests confirmed positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HBV, HCV, T. cruzi, or syphilis
  • History of infection with Zika virus


  • Stanford University Medical Center
    Stanford California 94305 United States
  • USC
    Los Angeles California 90033 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Flavio Vincenti
    Professor, Medicine, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 276 research publications


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
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Medeor Therapeutics, Inc.
Phase 3 research study
Study Type
About 30 people participating
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