Biozep is discovering and developing first in class drug products for treatment of severe eye diseases which can lead to vision loss and where it is a high unmet medical need. Biozep has discovered novel drug substances based on bioactive lipids which modulate central pathways involved in the pathogenesis of eye diseases. Targets and biomarkers are identified based on a system biology approach combined with in depth knowledge about bioactive lipids, their endogenous synthesis and mechanisms of action.
Biozep has made a prototype drug product based on our lead compound for topical administration and the product will be tested in animal models during 2018. Our goal is to start clinical studies in 2020.
Biozep is a company depending on both internal and external resources. Biozep has established its own laboratory in Oslo in order to do synthesis, purification, quality control and chemical development in-house. The biological testing of the drug substances are performed in collaboration with carefully selected contract research organizations both in Europe and USA. In order to reach market as fast as possible and to reduce risk, Biozep will seek strategic partnerships early in the drug development phase. Biozep seek partners with complementary competence and with resources to conduct clinical trials and with market access. We are already in dialogue with potential partners and hope to sign an agreement in 2018-19.