for people ages 12-70 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Meyeon Park, MD
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Meyeon Park



This international, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial will study the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with ADPKD. Approximately 850 patients will be enrolled.

Official Title

A Phase 3 Trial of Bardoxolone Methyl in Patients With Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease


This international, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial will study the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of bardoxolone methyl in qualified patients with ADPKD.

Patients will be randomized 1:1 to either bardoxolone methyl or placebo. Patients receiving bardoxolone methyl will start with once-daily dosing at 5 mg and will dose-escalate to 10 mg at Week 2, to 20 mg at Week 4, and then to 30 mg at Week 6 (only if baseline ACR >300 mg/g) unless contraindicated clinically and approved by the medical monitor. Dose de-escalation is permitted during the study if indicated clinically, and subsequent dose re-escalation is also permitted to meet the dosing objective of the highest tolerated dose.

All patients in the study will follow the same visit and assessment schedule. Patients will continue to receive study drug or placebo through Week 100 and will not receive study drug or placebo during a 12-week off-treatment period between Weeks 100 and 112.


Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney, ADPKD, Bardoxolone Methyl, RTA 402, Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, Arthrogryposis, Polycystic Kidney Diseases, Bardoxolone methyl oral capsule


You can join if…

Open to people ages 12-70

  • Male and female patients 12 ≤ age ≤ 70 upon study consent;
  • Diagnosis of ADPKD by modified Pei-Ravine criteria: 1) at least 3 cysts per kidney by sonography or at least 5 cysts by CT or MRI with family history of ADPKD or 2) at least 10 cysts per kidney by any radiologic method and exclusion of other cystic kidney diseases if without family history;
  • Screening eGFR (average of Screen A and Screen B eGFR values) ≥ 30 to≤ 90 mL/min/1.73 m2 (18 to 55 years) or ≥ 30 to ≤ 44 mL/min/1.73 m2 (56 to 70 years):

    1) Patients with either screening eGFR ≥ 60 to ≤ 90 mL/min/1.73 m2 or age 56 to 70 years, must have evidence of ADPKD progression (i.e., eGFR decline of ≥ 2.0 mL/min/1.73 m2 per year, based on historical eGFR data and medical monitor discretion); 2)The two eGFR values collected at Screen A and Screen B visits used to determine eligibility must have a percent difference ≤ 25%;

  • Albumin to creatinine ratio (ACR) ≤ 2500 mg/g at Screen B visit;
  • Systolic blood pressure ≤ 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure ≤ 90 mmHg at Screen A visit after a period of rest.

You CAN'T join if...

  • History of administration of polycystic kidney disease-modifying agents (somatostatin analogues) within 3 months prior to the Screen A visit;
  • B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level > 200 pg/mL at Screen A visit;
  • Uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c > 11.0%) at Screen A visit;
  • Serum albumin < 3 g/dL at Screen A visit;
  • History of intracranial aneurysms;
  • Kidney or any other solid organ transplant recipient or a planned transplant during the study;
  • Acute dialysis or acute kidney injury within 12 weeks prior to Screen A visit or during Screening;
  • History of clinically significant left-sided heart disease and/or clinically significant cardiac disease;
  • Systolic BP < 90 mm Hg at Screen A visit after a period of rest;
  • BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 at the Screen A visit;
  • History of malignancy within 5 years prior to Screen A visit, with the exception of localized skin or cervical carcinomas;
  • Systemic immunosuppression for more than 2 weeks, cumulatively, within the 12 weeks prior to randomization or anticipated need for immunosuppression during the study;
  • Untreated or uncontrolled active bacterial, fungal, or viral infection;
  • Participation in other interventional clinical studies within 30 days prior to Day 1;
  • Unwilling to practice acceptable methods of birth control (both males who have partners of child-bearing potential and females of childbearing potential) during Screening, while taking study drug, and for at least 30 days after the last dose of study drug is ingested;
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • Concomitant use of tolvaptan is excluded. Patients previously treated with tolvaptan must have discontinued drug for at least 3 months prior to Screen A visit


  • UCSF accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • Stanford University accepting new patients
    Palo Alto California 94304 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Meyeon Park, MD
    My research focuses on patient outcomes in genetic kidney diseases including polycystic kidney disease and APOL1-mediated kidney disease. I am the medical director of the UCSF PKD Center of Excellence and principal investigator of the UCSF Cardiovascular Risk After Kidney Transplantation (CARAKTER) study.


accepting new patients
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Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Phase 3 research study
Study Type
Expecting 850 study participants
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