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HYMOVIS®: An Innovation In Ha-Based Viscoelastic Hydrogel Technology In The Treatment Of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

PARSIPPANY, NJ, May 8, 2017 - Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A., a world leader in the research, development and manufacturing of hyaluronan (HA) - based products and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fidia Pharma USA Inc., announces their presence at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) 2017 Annual Meeting with an educational symposium on Thursday, May 11th at 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

HYMOVIS® is a breakthrough in hyaluronan (HA) based intra-articular (IA) therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain. Specifically engineered to fulfill a need of having a true viscoelastic hydrogel that is non-crosslinked and naturally derived from non-avian sources, HYMOVIS® maintains enhanced properties of improved lubrication to decrease friction, exhibits greater elasticity in recovering its original structure even after repeated mechanical stresses, and demonstrates increased residence time in the knee joint. HYMOVIS® is delivered as an IA injection in a convenient 2-dose regimen, with each injection given one week apart.

Information on the development, novel characteristics of the unique molecular structure, new comparative data on the improved lubricating properties of HYMOVIS® and clinical data supporting the long-lasting efficacy of this innovative and unique HA-based viscoelastic hydrogel will be presented.

Further information can be found by visiting the Fidia booth (Booth #200) 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. For more information, please visit www.fidiapharma.us.

About Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A.
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. For more information, please visit www.fidiapharma.com.

For more information, contact:
Fidia Pharma USA Inc.
Morris Corporate Center 1
Building C, 1st floor
300 Interpace Parkway
Parsippany, NJ 07054
1-973-507-5120
ckong@fidiapharma.us

HYMOVIS® is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy or simple analgesics.
HYMOVIS® is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to hyaluronate preparations or gram positive bacterial proteins or patients with infections/skin diseases in the area of the injection site/joint. The safety and effectiveness of HYMOVIS® has not been tested in pregnant women, nursing mothers or children. See package insert for full prescribing information including adverse events, warnings, precautions, and side effects at www.Hymovis.com.

HYMOVIS® and HYADD 4 are registered trademarks of Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A., Abano, Terme, Italy. ©2016 Fidia Pharma USA Inc., Parsippany, NJ, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. FID501-05.2017

*Preclinical studies may not be indicative of human clinical outcomes.

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