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



OCE-205 is being tested to treat participants who have developed Hepatorenal Syndrome-Acute Kidney Injury as a complication of cirrhosis with ascites.

The study aims are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of OCE-205 at various doses.

Participants will receive treatment by intravenous infusion. Participants will continue with this treatment until participants meets primary endpoint or any discontinuation criteria.

Official Title

A Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Adaptive Dose-Ranging Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Intravenous OCE-205 in Adults Diagnosed With Cirrhosis With Ascites Who Have Developed Hepatorenal Syndrome-Acute Kidney Injury (HRS-AKI)


The study will include 5 treatment arms including 1 Placebo Arm and 4 active drug arms. Participants will be randomly selected to 1 of 5 arms.

  • Placebo
  • OCE-205 at 8 micrograms per hour (µg/hr)
  • OCE-205 at 15 micrograms per hour (µg/hr)
  • OCE-205 at 30 micrograms per hour (µg/hr)
  • OCE-205 at 50 micrograms per hour (µg/hr)

This multi-center trial will be conducted in the United States and Canada. If selected for the study, participants will be randomly assigned to 1 of the 5 treatment arms.


Cirrhosis, Ascites, Hepatorenal Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, HRS-AKI, Liver Cirrhosis, Syndrome, Fibrosis, Wounds and Injuries, OCE-205


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-75

  • Signed informed consent form (ICF) by participant or their legal/authorized representatives.
  • Diagnosed with decompensated cirrhosis with ascites.
  • Receiving albumin and has had appropriate diuretic withdrawal for at least 2 days prior to randomization into the study.
  • Beta-blockers should be discontinued 48 hours prior to randomization, unless doctor deems necessary for appropriate medical treatment.
  • No sustained improvement in renal function after both diuretic withdrawal and plasma volume expansion with albumin.
  • Female participants must have a negative pregnancy test prior to randomization and agree to avoid becoming pregnant during the study and for 30 days after the end of treatment. Male participants must agree to use 2 effective contraceptive methods during the study and up to 30 days after the end of treatment.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Serum Creatinine >3.8 mg/dL.
  • Large volume paracentesis (LVP ≥6L) within 4 days of randomization.
  • Pulse oximeter reading of <90% on 2L or less.
  • Sepsis and/or uncontrolled bacterial infection.
  • Experienced shock within 72 hrs prior to screening.
  • Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score >35.
  • Hypertension with a Systolic BP > 140 mmHg and/ or a Diastolic BP >100 mmHg.
  • Treated with or exposed to nephrotoxic agents or has had exposure to radiographic contrast agents within 72 hrs prior to screening.
  • Has superimposed acute liver injury due to drugs, or toxins except for acute alcoholic hepatitis.
  • Proteinuria greater than 500 mg/dL.
  • Impaired cardiac function as evidenced by symptoms consistent with New York Heart Association Classification Class 2 or worse.
  • Received Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) within 4 weeks of randomization.
  • Has had a Trans Jugular Intrahepatic Porto-systemic shunt (TIPS).
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Diagnosed with a malignancy within the past 5 years.
  • History or current evidence of any condition (COVID-19 positive with respiratory/cardiac complications), therapy or laboratory abnormality that might confound the results of the study, interfere with the participation for the full duration of the study, or is not in the best interest to participate in the opinion of the investigator.
  • Participated in a study of an investigational medical product or device within the last 8 weeks preceding screening.
  • Experienced a major blood loss (≥500 mL) within the last 4 weeks prior to screening.
  • Is stuporous or comatose at screening (West Haven scores III and IV). exhibiting bradycardia.


  • UCSF Liver Clinic accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • Keck Medical Center of USC accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90033 United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Ocelot Bio, Inc
Phase 2 research study
Study Type
Expecting 100 study participants
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