We take novel approaches to defined disease pathways and leverage our metabolic expertise to develop therapies that have the potential to overcome the shortcoming of current standards of care by significantly improving clinical outcomes for patients.

ProgramINDPhase 1Phase 2Phase 3
RZ358    |
Congenital hyperinsulinism
Orphan designation in US and EU
Pediatric Rare Disease designation
 

Congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) is a rare pediatric genetic disorder characterized by excessive production of insulin by the pancreas. If left untreated, elevated insulin levels can cause extreme hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) events, increasing the risk of neurologic and developmental complications, including persistent feeding problems, learning disabilities, recurrent seizures, brain damage or even death. (Learn more about congenital HI)

RZ358 works by allosterically binding to the insulin receptor, subsequently decreasing glucose uptake into the targeted cells.

RZ358 is an intravenously administered human monoclonal antibody that binds to a unique site (allosteric) on the insulin receptor throughout the body, such as in the liver, fat, and muscle. The antibody modifies insulin's binding and signaling to maintain glucose levels in a normal range which counteracts the effects of elevated insulin in the body. Rezolute believes that RZ358 is ideally suited as a potential therapy for conditions characterized by excessive insulin levels and is developing it to treat the hyperinsulinism and low blood sugar characteristic of diseases such as congenital hyperinsulinism (HI). As RZ358 acts downstream from the beta cells, it has the potential to be universally effective at treating HI caused by any of the underlying genetic defects.

Clinical Trials

RZ358 is currently in Phase 2b development (the RIZE study, RZ358-606). For more information on the clinical trial please visit RIZE Enrollment.

RZ402   |
Diabetic Macular Edema
 

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) affects approximately one third of adults with diabetes and is the leading cause of vision loss in the working age population. Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is a severe vision-threatening complication of DR characterized by swelling of the retina and thickening of the macula, the part of the eye that is responsible for high-resolution vision. Anti-vascular growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections into the eye are the current standard of care for DME, requiring continued administration over long periods of time to preserve vision. Due to their invasive route of administration and occasional serious side effects, there is a tendency to delay treatment until later in the disease course, and long-term compliance with eye injection regimens can be difficult for patients. Coupled with inadequate responsiveness in some patients, this leads to overall undertreatment and suboptimal vision outcomes in DME patients.

RZ402 prevents inflammation and fluid leakage (macular edema) by inhibiting plasma kallikrein, a key enzyme related to the inflammatory response and edema.

The contact-activation kallikrein-kinin system promotes increased vascular permeability and inflammation via key downstream mediators, including bradykinin, and activation of the intrinsic pathway of coagulation. Pathophysiologic upregulation of this system has been linked to a variety of diseases which are characterized by vascular dysfunction, including diabetic macular edema.

RZ402 is a small molecule selective and potent plasma kallikrein inhibitor (PKI) being developed as a potential oral therapy for the chronic treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). By inhibiting the formation of kallikrein, RZ402 is designed to block downstream bradykinin production and the pro-inflammatory, pro-coagulant, and fluid-leakage contact-activation cascade.

RZ402 has been shown to reduce and prevent retinal vascular leakage in animal models by 80-90%.

Clinical Trials

RZ402 is currently in Phase 1b development for the lead indication of DME.

DrugStage
RZ358    |
Orphan designation in US and EU
Pediatric Rare Disease designation
Congenital hyperinsulinism
Phase 2
RZ402   |
Diabetic Macular Edema
Phase 1

RZ358    |    Congenital hyperinsulinism

Congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) is a rare pediatric genetic disorder characterized by excessive production of insulin by the pancreas. If left untreated, elevated insulin levels can cause extreme hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) events, increasing the risk of neurologic and developmental complications, including persistent feeding problems, learning disabilities, recurrent seizures, brain damage or even death. (Learn more about congenital HI)

RZ358 works by allosterically binding to the insulin receptor, subsequently decreasing glucose uptake into the targeted cells.

RZ358 is an intravenously administered human monoclonal antibody that binds to a unique site (allosteric) on the insulin receptor throughout the body, such as in the liver, fat, and muscle. The antibody modifies insulin's binding and signaling to maintain glucose levels in a normal range which counteracts the effects of elevated insulin in the body. Rezolute believes that RZ358 is ideally suited as a potential therapy for conditions characterized by excessive insulin levels and is developing it to treat the hyperinsulinism and low blood sugar characteristic of diseases such as congenital hyperinsulinism (HI). As RZ358 acts downstream from the beta cells, it has the potential to be universally effective at treating HI caused by any of the underlying genetic defects.

Clinical Trials

RZ358 is currently in Phase 2b development (the RIZE study, RZ358-606). For more information on the clinical trial please visit RIZE Enrollment.


RZ402   |    Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) affects approximately one third of adults with diabetes and is the leading cause of vision loss in the working age population. Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is a severe vision-threatening complication of DR characterized by swelling of the retina and thickening of the macula, the part of the eye that is responsible for high-resolution vision. Anti-vascular growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections into the eye are the current standard of care for DME, requiring continued administration over long periods of time to preserve vision. Due to their invasive route of administration and occasional serious side effects, there is a tendency to delay treatment until later in the disease course, and long-term compliance with eye injection regimens can be difficult for patients. Coupled with inadequate responsiveness in some patients, this leads to overall undertreatment and suboptimal vision outcomes in DME patients.

RZ402 prevents inflammation and fluid leakage (macular edema) by inhibiting plasma kallikrein, a key enzyme related to the inflammatory response and edema.

The contact-activation kallikrein-kinin system promotes increased vascular permeability and inflammation via key downstream mediators, including bradykinin, and activation of the intrinsic pathway of coagulation. Pathophysiologic upregulation of this system has been linked to a variety of diseases which are characterized by vascular dysfunction, including diabetic macular edema.

RZ402 is a small molecule selective and potent plasma kallikrein inhibitor (PKI) being developed as a potential oral therapy for the chronic treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). By inhibiting the formation of kallikrein, RZ402 is designed to block downstream bradykinin production and the pro-inflammatory, pro-coagulant, and fluid-leakage contact-activation cascade.

RZ402 has been shown to reduce and prevent retinal vascular leakage in animal models by 80-90%.

Clinical Trials

RZ402 is currently in Phase 1b development for the lead indication of DME.