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A Belatacept Compassionate Use Study for Patients With a Kidney Transplant

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier:
First received: July 17, 2008
Last updated: July 13, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

To make belatacept available for recipients of a renal allograft who are currently intolerant to or have contraindications to CNIs and/or m-TOR inhibitors and are either:

  • unable to construct an adequate immunosuppression regimen due to non-renal toxicity / contraindication (and withdrawing the causative agent would lead to renal graft loss)


  • at imminent risk of losing the allograft kidney due to nephrotoxicity and have no other options for renal replacement therapy

Condition Intervention
Renal Transplantation Drug: Belatacept

Study Type: Expanded Access     What is Expanded Access?
Official Title: Belatacept for Renal Allograft Recipients: A Compassionate Use Program

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Further study details as provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb:

Intervention Details:
    Drug: Belatacept
    IV, 5 mg/kg, once monthly, until BMS terminates trial or Belatacept is available commercially
    Other Names:
    • LEA29Y
    • BMS-224818

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Please call 800-398-9157 for information on this study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women of age 18 years or older inclusive
  • Recipient of a renal allograft for at least ≥ 2 months
  • EBV positive
  • Unable to tolerate a suitable immunosuppression regimen to prevent acute allograft rejection, due to:
  • Extra-renal toxicity related to CNIs and/or m-TOR inhibitors that is refractory to medical management (eg, uncontrolled seizures)
  • Contraindication to CNIs and/or m-TOR inhibitors


  • At imminent risk of losing allograft kidney due to nephrotoxicity
  • Renal failure: ≥ Stage 4 on KDOQI Scale (GFR 15 - 29 cc/min)
  • And no other renal replacement therapy
  • Subjects must be receiving the maintenance immunosuppressants MMF, MPA, or AZA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any significant infection, extra-renal solid organ (heart, liver, pancreas) or cell (islet, bone marrow, stem cell) transplants, with an unresolved episode of AR within the last 6 weeks
  • EBV negative
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00719225

United States, California
Scripps Green Hospital
La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
United States, Georgia
Office Of Dr. Allan Kirk
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
United States, Louisiana
Local Institution
New Iberia, Louisiana, United States, 70563
Tulane Abdominal Transplant
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
United States, Pennsylvania
The Transplant Center Of The Lehigh Valley
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, 18103
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Study Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT00719225     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IM103-056
Study First Received: July 17, 2008
Last Updated: July 13, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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