Randomized, placebo-controlled single-ascending-dose study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the HIV nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, BMS-986001, in healthy subjects


  • This work has been presented in part at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Montreal, Canada, February 8–11, 2009 (poster 568).


The objectives of this study were to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (PK) of BMS-986001 as a single oral dose in healthy male subjects. Sixty-four healthy male subjects were randomized to receive a single dose of BMS-986001 or placebo in this single-blind, placebo-controlled, sequential ascending-dose study. There were eight treatment groups (10, 30, 100, 300, 600, and 900 mg fed; and 100 and 300 mg fasted) of eight subjects each (BMS-986001 n = 6/placebo n = 2). BMS-986001 was well tolerated, with no serious adverse events (AEs), deaths, or discontinuations due to AEs reported. AEs were experienced by 14.6% of subjects receiving BMS-986001; however, these did not appear to be dose related and were not considered to be related to study drug. BMS-986001 was rapidly absorbed and exhibited a linear dose–exposure relationship across the dose range studied. PK appeared similar whether administered with or without food. Administration of BMS-986001 as a single dose was generally safe and well tolerated. A linear dose–exposure relationship was seen across all doses studied, with no apparent food effect. Further clinical development is warranted.