Working... Menu

A Study in Maintenance Kidney Transplant Recipients Following Conversion to Nulojix® (Belatacept)-Based

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01820572
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Brief Summary:
The primary purpose is to assess the benefits and risks of changing from Cyclosporine or Tacrolimus to Belatacept between 6-60 months after kidney transplant.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Kidney Transplantation Drug: Belatacept Drug: Tacrolimus Drug: Cyclosporine Phase 3

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 440 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Benefits and Risks in Maintenance Renal Transplant Recipients Following Conversion to Nulojix® (Belatacept)-Based Immunosuppression
Actual Study Start Date : March 27, 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 9, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 10, 2020

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Drug Information available for: Belatacept

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Belatacept
Belatacept 5 mg/kg intravenous 30 minute infusion on Days 1, 15, 29, 43, 57 then every 28 days for 24 months
Drug: Belatacept
Other Names:
  • BMS 224818
  • Nulojix®

Active Comparator: CNI

Tacrolimus 4-11 ng/mL tablet orally according to package insert for 24 months

Cyclosporine 50-250 ng/mL tablet orally according to package insert for 24 months

Drug: Tacrolimus
Drug: Cyclosporine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of subjects who survive with a functional graft at 24 months post randomization [ Time Frame: 24 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient and Graft Survival - Proportion of subjects who survive with a functional graft at 12 months post-randomization [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
  2. Incidence of acute rejection (AR) post-randomization [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 months ]
  3. Severity of AR post-randomization [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 months ]
  4. Renal Function - Mean change in cGFR (MDRD) from baseline to 12 and 24 months post-randomization (% and absolute) [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1) to 12 and 24 months ]
  5. Renal Function - Slopes of cGFR and 1/serum creatinine respectively from baseline as well as Month 3 to 12 and 24 months post-randomization [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1), 3 to 12 and 24 months ]
  6. Renal Function - Proportion of subjects with >5% and >10% improvement over baseline in cGFR at 12 and 24 months post-randomization [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 months ]
  7. Renal Function - Urine protein/creatinine ratio (UPCR) at baseline, 3, 6, 12 and 24 months post-randomization [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1), 3, 6, 12 and 24 months ]
  8. Hypertension - Mean change in systolic and diastolic blood pressure from baseline to 12 and 24 months post-randomization, and intensity of anti-hypertensive treatment regimens from baseline to 12 and 24 months [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1) to 12 and 24 months ]
  9. Donor Specific Antibodies (DSA) - Proportion of donor specific antibodies (DSA) at 12 and 24 months post-randomization [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 Months ]
  10. Symptom occurrence and symptom distress measured with the Modified Transplant Symptom Occurrence and Symptom Distress Scale-59R (MTSOSDS-R 59) at baseline, Week 6, and 3, 6, and 12 months post-randomization [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1), Week 6 and 3, 6 and 12 months ]
  11. Safety and tolerability of a Belatacept-based immunosuppressive regimen-Proportions and incidence rates of all AEs, AEs of special interest, Clinically significant changes in vital signs, Laboratory test abnormalities, Clinically tolerability of the drug [ Time Frame: 12 and 24 Months ]
    AE = Adverse events

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

For more information regarding BMS clinical trial participation, please visit

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women, ages 18-75 inclusive
  • Adult recipients of a renal allograft from a living donor or a deceased donor between 6-60 months prior to enrollment
  • Receiving a stable (≥1 month) regimen of Calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) [Cyclosporine A (CsA) or Tacrolimus (TAC)] with Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or Enteric Coated Mycophenolate Sodium (EC-MPS)/Mycophenolic acid (MPA), and corticosteroids
  • Stable renal function for 12 weeks prior to enrollment without new onset proteinuria
  • Calculated glomerular filtration rate (cGFR) ≥30 and ≤75 mL/min/1.73 m2 [Modification of Diet in Renal Disease study (MDRD) 4-formula]

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recipients with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serostatus negative or unknown
  • History of acute rejection (AR) within 3 months prior to enrollment
  • History of antibody mediated rejection
  • Positive T-cell lymphocytotoxic cross match
  • Proteinuria >1 g/day or >0.5 g/day if diabetic

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01820572

  Hide Study Locations
Layout table for location information
United States, Alabama
UAB Division of Nephrology
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 352940006
United States, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85027
United States, California
Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) - Children's Hospital - Transplantation Institute
Loma Linda, California, United States, 92354
Keck Medical Center of USC (PI Address)
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90033
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90048
Transplant Research Institute (PI Address)
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90057
UCLA Kidney Transplant Research Office
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095-6984
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)-Kidney Transplant Service
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
California Institute Of Renal Research
San Diego, California, United States, 92123
California Pacific Medical Center, Depart of Transplantation (PI Address)
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
United States, Colorado
University of Colorado Denver (PI Address)
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
Denver Nephrologists, PC
Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
United States, Connecticut
Yale Medical Group
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States, 06611
United States, Florida
Florida Hospital Transplant Institute (PI Address)
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32804
Central Pharmacy
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States, 33716
Tampa General Medicine Group
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33606
United States, Georgia
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912
United States, Illinois
RUSH University Transplant Program (PI Address)
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (PI Address)
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
United States, Iowa
University of Iowa Health Care (PI Address)
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52240
United States, Louisiana
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112
United States, Maine
Maine Transplant Program
Portland, Maine, United States, 04102
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
United States, Michigan
Henry Ford's Transplant Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
St. Clair Nephrology Research
Roseville, Michigan, United States, 48066
United States, Minnesota
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, United States, 55905
United States, Missouri
Washington Univ School of Med
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Nebraska
University or Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 68105
United States, New Jersey
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey, United States, 07006
United States, New York
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14215
Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institue (PI Address)
New York, New York, United States, 10029
United States, North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center (PI Address)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28203
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
East Carolina Univ Nephrology Clin Res. Lab
Greenville, North Carolina, United States, 27834
United States, Ohio
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106-5055
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Pennsylvania
Central PA Transplant Foundation
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 17104
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19102
Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15217
United States, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina, SCTR Research Nexus
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Tennessee
Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute (PI Address)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38104
Vanderbilt University Medical Center- GI Research Office
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37212-1375
United States, Texas
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75246
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390
Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Ft. Worth
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76104
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (Tmc), The University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Utah
University of Utah Depart of Nephrology (PI Address)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84112
United States, Virginia
University of Virginia Health System (PI Address)
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22903
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23507
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
United States, Washington
Swedish Medical Center-Swedish Organ Transplant and Liver Center
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
University of Washington Medical Center (PI Address & Study Supplies Address)
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Childrens Hospital
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99204
United States, Wisconsin
Medical College of WI Froedtert Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53226
Local Institution
Caba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1425
Local Institution
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1093
Local Institution
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1118AAT
Local Institution
Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Argentina, M5501ACJ
Local Institution
Rosario, Santa FE, Argentina, Santa Fe, 2000
Local Institution
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1155
Local Institution
Buenos Aires, Argentina, C1425 ASS
Local Institution
Cordoba, Argentina, X5016KEH
Local Institution
Cordoba, Argentina, X5016LIG
Local Institution
Santa Fe, Argentina, 3000
Local Institution
Feldkirch, Austria, 6800
Local Institution
Graz, Austria, 8036
Local Institution
Innsbruck, Austria, 6020
Local Institution
Linz, Austria, 4020
Local Institution
Wien, Austria, A-1070
Local Institution
Cali, Valle DEL Cauca, Colombia
Local Institution
Bogota, Colombia
Local Institution
Paris, Cedex 15, France, 75743
Local Institution
Bois-Guillaume, France, 76230
Local Institution
Bordeaux, France, 33076
Local Institution
Brest Cedex 2, France, 29609
Local Institution
Creteil, France, 94010
Local Institution
GRENOBLE Cedex 09, France, 38043
Local Institution
Le Kremlin Bicetre, France, 94275
Local Institution
Lyon Cedex 03, France, 69437
Local Institution
Paris Cedex 10, France, 75475
Local Institution
Strasbourg Cedex, France, 67091
CHU Rangueil
Toulouse, France, 31059
Local Institution
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Local Institution
Dresden, Germany, 01307
Local Institution
Erlangen, Germany, 91054
Local Institution
Essen, Germany, 45147
Local Institution
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 60590
Local Institution
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Local Institution
Hannover, Germany, 30625
Local Institution
Heidelberg, Germany, 69120
Local Institution
Kiel, Germany, 24105
Local Institution
Lubeck, Germany, 23538
Local Institution
Mannheim, Germany, 68167
Local Institution
Muenchen, Germany, 81675
Local Institution
Munster, Germany, 48149
Local Institution
Regensburg, Germany, 93053
Local Institution
Wurzburg, Germany, 97080
Local Institution
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1081HV
Local Institution
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1105 AZ
Local Institution
Groningen, Netherlands, 9700RB
Local Institution
Leiden, Netherlands, 2333 ZA
Local Institution
Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6525 GA
Local Institution
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3584 CX
Local Institution
Oslo, Norway, 04224
Local Institution
Toensberg Norge, Norway, 3103
Local Institution
Goteborg, Sweden, S-41345
Local Institution
Stockholm, Sweden, 14186
Local Institution
Uppsala, Sweden, 75185
Local Institution
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Local Institution
Geneve 14, Switzerland, 1211
Local Institution
Zurich, Switzerland, 8091
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Layout table for investigator information
Study Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb Bristol-Myers Squibb

Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: Bristol-Myers Squibb Identifier: NCT01820572     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IM103-116
2012-001314-42 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: March 29, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019

Layout table for additional information
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents