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Boston, Massachusetts 02114


This study evaluates micrografting using a harvesting and grafting process that has been designed by Momelan Technologies. The overall concept is to harvest several small pieces of skin, each measuring about 1.75 mm in diameter from a normal pigmented area using a commercially available suction blister device, adhere them to a sterile elastomeric substrate and is then place it on a recipient area prepared by epidermal dermabrasion (removal of the epidermis).

Study summary:

Participants with vitiligo patches undergo removal of the epidermis of the affected vitiligo skin with dermabrasion. Several small pieces of pigmented skin (1.75mm) from the patient are taken from another area with the use of a suction blister device. The harvested pigmented skin is adhered to a sterile elastomeric substrate and placed on the previously dermabraded affected area. Originally the primary outcome was percentage of change in pigmentation with UV photos at 10 weeks in sites undergoing grafts compared to control sites. However, because we were unable to take UV photos, we had to revise our primary outcome.


Inclusion Criteria: - Be 18 to 80 years old - Have a diagnosis of stable vitiligo as defined by Vitiligo Disease Activity Score of 0 or 1 - Has 3 comparable vitiliginous areas of trunk or extremities (excluding hands) each measuring at least 3cm×3cm in size, with at least 80% of depigmentation, and anticipated equal sun exposure. - Have not used any topical therapy to patches or Ultraviolet light therapy for at least 2 weeks (subjects may restart phototherapy at week 10 if desired) - Be able to understand the requirements of the study, the risks involved, and be able to sign the informed consent form - Agree to follow and undergo all study-related procedures Exclusion Criteria: - Female patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant - Patients with a history of hypertrophic scaring or keloids and psoriasis - Subjects on any dose of coumadin, warfarin, Plavix or at least 325 mg aspirin. - Concurrent use of immunosuppressive medications such as oral steroids, tacrolimus and other cytotoxic reagents within 2 weeks of grafting) - Subject who received topical therapy or UV light ( phototherapy)in last 2 weeks - Patients with a positive HIV status - Patients withDiabetes Mellitus with a hemoglobin A1C of more than 8. - Subjects with dermatologic conditions that may Koebnerize such as psoriasis and lichen planus. - Participation in another interventional study with potential exposure to an investigational drug within past 30 days



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Alexandra B Kimball, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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