RZ358 Treatment for Congenital Hyperinsulinism (sunRIZE)



Status and phase

Phase 3


Congenital Hyperinsulinism


Drug: RZ358 (5 mg/kg) + SOC (Standard-of-Care) or Placebo + SOC
Drug: RZ358 (10 mg/kg) or Placebo + SOC
Drug: RZ358 (5-10 mg/kg) + SOC

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The Phase 3 pivotal study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of RZ358 for the treatment of congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) as add-on to standard-of-care (SOC) therapy compared to SOC alone over 24 weeks and to evaluate the longer-term safety and efficacy of RZ358 during a subsequent open-label extension (OLE) period.

Full description

Congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) is the most common cause of recurrent hypoglycemia in neonates and infants with an incidence of approximately 1 in 25,000 to 1 in 50,000 live births in the general population, and as high as 1 in 2,500 in certain populations with substantial consanguinity. Despite improved recognition, there is no satisfactory treatment or cure for congenital HI. Current medical therapies for congenital HI are directed at reducing or eliminating insulin production and/or secretion from the beta-cell. These current medications, however, achieve suboptimal glycemic control and/or have undesirable side effects. A therapy which safely and effectively attenuates the activity of insulin would address an important unmet need for these and other conditions associated with HI. This is a Phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled (SOC alone), parallel-arm, efficacy, and safety study of RZ358 in participants with congenital HI who have not achieved adequate hypoglycemia control with reasonable attempts at using usual SOC medical therapy. The study will randomize approximately 48 participants (≥1 year to ≤45 years of age) in a 1:1 ratio into 2 dosing arms (5 or 10 mg/kg with) and further randomize participants within each dosing level in a 2:1 ratio to receive RZ358 as add-on to SOC or placebo as add-on to SOC. An additional open-label (OL) arm will be conducted in parallel for participants who are ≥3 months to <1 year old (n=8), Upon completion of the pivotal treatment period (24-weeks), participants may roll-over to the OLE period at the discretion of the investigator and Sponsor.


56 estimated patients




3 months to 45 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

At screening, aged ≥ 3 months and ≤ 45 years old.

An established clinical diagnosis of congenital HI (hyperinsulinism), with or without identification of a known monogenic variant by genetic testing.

Participant has failed to achieve adequate glycemic control with appropriate and reasonable trials of locally accepted and available Standard of Care (SOC) medical therapies (e.g., diazoxide and somatostatin analogs (SSAs)) per the judgment of the investigator.

Experiencing ≥ 3 hypoglycemia events per week by screening Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose (SMBG) and average daily percent time with hypoglycemia of ≥ 8% of the monitored screening Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) time.

Exclusion criteria

Alanine aminotransaminase (ALT), aspartate aminotransaminase (AST), total bilirubin (TB), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) ≥ 1.5 × the upper limit of normal for the age-specific reference range, regardless of assessed significance.

Body mass index (BMI) ≥ 35 kg/m2 for participants aged 18 years and above, or BMI ≥ 99% (percentile) per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts for participants > 12 and < 18 years of age (no BMI exclusion for participants ≤ 12 years of age).

A known clinical diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes, or a history of insulin dependency within 3 months of screening.

Average daily percent time with hyperglycemia ≥ 5% of the monitored screening continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) time.

Known allergy or sensitivity to RZ358 or any component of the drug.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Triple Blind

56 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

SoC (Standard-of-Care) + RZ358 (5 mg/kg) or Placebo
Placebo Comparator group
Participants ≥1 year old who receive SOC therapy and 5 mg/kg of RZ358 or placebo
Drug: RZ358 (5 mg/kg) + SOC (Standard-of-Care) or Placebo + SOC
SoC + RZ358 (10 mg/kg) or Placebo
Placebo Comparator group
Participants ≥1 year old who receive SOC therapy and 10 mg/kg of RZ358 or placebo
Drug: RZ358 (10 mg/kg) or Placebo + SOC
Open Label Arm, SoC + RZ358 (start 5mg/kg and increase to 10 mg/kg per protocol schedule
Experimental group
Infant participants from ≥3 months to <1 year old who receive SOC therapy + RZ358 starting at 5 mg/kg and increasing to 10 mg/kg of RZ358, as needed, per the protocol schedule
Drug: RZ358 (5-10 mg/kg) + SOC

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Davelyn Hood, MD; Gopal Saha, MD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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