Hymovis® is a highly viscoelastic hydrogel (HYADD®4) engineered using a proprietary process that increases lubrication and shock absorption properties; new data demonstrating long-term benefits of Hymovis® in alleviating osteoarthritis knee pain and stiffness and improving physical function and quality of life will be presented.
PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 5, 2016 – Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A., a world leader in the research, development and manufacturing of hyaluronic acid (HA)-based products, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fidia Pharma USA Inc., will feature Hymovis® (high molecular weight viscoelastic hyaluronan), which is now commercially available in the U.S., at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 7-10, 2016.
Hymovis® is a highly viscoelastic hydrogel (HYADD®4) bioengineered using a proprietary process that increases lubrication and shock absorption properties and results in a natural hyaluronan similar to the hyaluronan found in the synovial fluid present in human joints. The formulation allows the unique molecule to recover its original structure, even after repetitive mechanical stress. Due to reversible hydrophobic interactions, the non-crosslinked Hymovis® has increased elasticity, viscosity and residence time in the joint.*
Hymovis® will be featured at an industry symposium sponsored by Fidia Pharma USA on Thursday, July 7, from 12:30 – 2 p.m., at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Distinguished faculty will present in the resort's Colorado Hall A, including Dr. Clarence L. Shields, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles; Dr. Lawrence Bonassar, Ph.D. Professor at the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University; and Dr. Francesco Benazzo M.D., Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Pavia in Italy.
Notably, the results of a prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of Hymovis® will be presented for the first time in the U.S. by Dr. Francesco Benazzo, the lead investigator.
"Our study clearly shows the unique viscoelastic characteristics of Hymovis® translates into long-term benefits for patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis by alleviating the knee pain and stiffness and improving physical function and quality of life," states Dr. Benazzo.
Dr. Clarence L. Shields adds that "Hymovis® represents an important new treatment option for orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine physicians and their patients, particularly those who are active, high-demand patients with OA knee pain."
Further information can be found at the Fidia booth (Booth #219) in the Exhibit Hall or at www.hymovis.com.
About Fidia Pharma USA Inc.
Fidia Pharma USA Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Italian pharmaceutical manufacturer Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A., an established leader in the hyaluronic acid market segment.
Fidia Pharma USA Inc. is focused on expanding Fidia's position in the U.S. and Canadian market, while upholding the company's mission to provide consumers with innovative products that offer quality, safety and performance. Fidia Pharma USA Inc. is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ.
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About Fidia Farmaceutici SpA
Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. is an Italian pharmaceutical company founded in 1946. It is a leader in research and marketing hyaluronic acid-based products, with several applications in the biomedical field, such as rheumatology, orthopaedics, surgery, wound care, tissue repair and dermo-aesthetics. Fidia Farmaceutici is part of the P&R Holding group. The company is located in Italy, with R&D facilities in Abano Terme (Padua) and Noto (Sicily). Fidia has more than 700 employees, and its revenue exceeds €250 million euros. Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A.'s products are marketed in more than 100 countries, through wholly owned subsidiaries and a comprehensive network of international partnerships and distributors.Thanks to its investment in research, it has created a legacy of products with more than 600 patents to its name.
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