for people ages 18-75 (full criteria)
at La Jolla, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



This is a study of experimental medication BMS-986036 given to adults with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH; the buildup of fat and inflammation in the liver that is not caused by alcohol) and stage 3 liver fibrosis (severe fibrosis).

Official Title

A Phase 2B Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of BMS-986036 (PEG-FGF21) in Adults With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Stage 3 Liver Fibrosis


Liver Fibrosis Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Liver Diseases Fatty Liver Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Liver Cirrhosis Fibrosis BMS-986036


For people ages 18-75

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Liver biopsy performed within 6 months (26 weeks) prior to the screening period. If historical biopsy is not available, a liver biopsy will be performed during the screening period. Biopsy must be consistent with NASH, with: a) a score of at least 1 for each NAS component (steatosis, lobular inflammation, and ballooning), as assessed by the central reader, and b) stage 3 liver fibrosis according to the NASH CRN classification, as assessed by the central reader
  • Participants taking anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, or anti-dyslipidemic medications must have been on stable regimens for at least 3 months (12 weeks) (6 weeks for statins) prior to and during the screening period
  • Participants taking vitamin E at doses greater than or equal to (>=) 800 IU/day must have been on stable doses for at least 6 months (26 weeks) prior to and during the Screening Period. Vitamin E treatment (>=800 IU/day) must not have been initiated after the qualifying liver biopsy was performed.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other causes of liver disease (e.g., alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis B virus infection, chronic hepatitis C virus [HCV] infection, autoimmune hepatitis, drug-induced hepatotoxicity, Wilson disease, α-1-antitrypsin deficiency, iron overload, and hemochromatosis); participants with HCV sustained viral response (undetectable HCV RNA) for at least 2 years prior to biopsy confirming study eligibility may be eligible
  • Current or past history of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • Past or current evidence of hepatic decompensation (e.g., ascites, variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy and/or spontaneous bacterial peritonitis) or liver transplantation

Other protocol defined inclusion/exclusion criteria could apply


  • University of California San Diego
    La Jolla California 92037 United States
  • Medical Associates Research Group
    San Diego California 92123 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Bristol-Myers Squibb
Phase 2
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