When it comes to hyaluronic acid, the most popular use today is in anti-aging cosmetics, as an anti-wrinkle and in advanced skin care treatments, possibly due to the fact that this field of application is largely advertised.
Undoubtedly, finding the anti-aging properties of this polymer caused a revolution in the global market of cosmetic skin care products: since hyaluronic acid is a biocompatibile substance, naturally occurring in the body, it has very limited risks and contraindications, provided stringent standards for quality, consistency and safety are met as concerns preparations and administration.
However, besides its popularity as a filler, hyaluronic acid is widely investigated and used for many therapeutic and medical applications, among them:
Depending on the field of application, hyaluronic acid-based pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics can be injected directly into the joint, into the dermis or applied on the skin surface or the mucosa, in the form of cream, gel or ointment.
A prerequisite for the secure and most advantageous use of hyaluronic acid preparations is to establish that the highest standards of purity are met, in terms of absence of any possible contaminants, along with optimizing the production processes, aiming at obtaining hyaluronic acid fractions with different molecular weights, in a reproducible way. Optimization of hyaluronic acid synthesis and characterization of molecular weight enables to achieve a preparation designed for a specific use.
At times, and under particular conditions, native hyaluronic acid's characteristics may not be enough to achieve maximum results – it might be necessary to “functionalize” the native molecule, devising a variety of chemical modifications, while maintaining its biocompatibility and absence of immunogenicity.
In this context, Fidia's industrial know how of hyaluronic acid has enabled the company to obtain a variety of patented chemical modifications of the biopolymer, designed for specific uses in different fields of application. Over 50 years of research into this molecule have placed Fidia Farmaceutici at the forefront in the research, development, production and commercialization of hyaluronic acid preparations, utilizing proprietary and validated processes.
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