Halozyme Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative products that advance patient care. Our research targets the extracellular matrix, an area outside the cell that provides structural support in tissues and orchestrates many important biological activities, including cell migration, signaling and survival. Over many years, we have developed unique scientific expertise that allows us to pursue this target-rich environment for the development of future therapies.
The company's research focuses primarily on human enzymes that alter the extracellular matrix. Our lead enzyme, the recombinant human hyaluronidase (rHuPH20), temporarily degrades hyaluronan, a matrix component in the skin, and facilitates the dispersion and absorption of drugs and fluids. We are also developing novel enzymes that may target other matrix structures for therapeutic benefit. Our ENHANZE™ Technology is the platform for the delivery of proprietary small and large molecules.
We apply our research to develop products in partnership with other companies as well as for our own proprietary pipeline in therapeutic areas with significant unmet medical need, such as diabetes, oncology and dermatology. We market Hylenex® recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection) and have partnerships with Roche, Pfizer, Baxter, ViroPharma and Intrexon.