Curza is a small-molecule therapeutics company that has developed several structurally distinct classes of proprietary drugs focused on infectious diseases and oncology.
Curza’s lead program is a new class of broad spectrum antibiotics, focused on ESKAPE pathogens and drug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Inspired by a natural product, this class targets an unexploited binding site of the bacterial ribosome. With ever increasing reports of resistance to frontline therapies addressing Gram-negative bacteria, there is a critical need for new therapies and new therapies that work in new ways. However, very little can be found in the development pipeline. As a result, Curza’s compounds are addressing a major unmet medical need.