09/03/2018

Fidia Announces Presentation of New Data on a Cartilage Explant Model at Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting

Poster Title: Articular Cartilage Lubrication by HYADD®4 Reduces Tissue Strains, Chondrocyte Death, and Apoptosis

Florham Park, NJ, March 9, 2018 – Fidia Farmaceutici, a world leader in the research, development and manufacturing of hyaluronic acid (HA) based products and its wholly owned subsidiary, Fidia Pharma USA Inc., announces new data will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) in New Orleans, LA, March 10-13, 2018.

This study performed by the research group led by Lawrence Bonassar Ph.D., Professor at the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University and the scientists from Fidia Farmaceutici examined the relationship between the lubricating properties of HYADD®4, the key component of HYMOVIS®, an HA viscosupplement, and chondrocyte health after sliding articular cartilage in HYADD®4 explanted from neonatal, bovine femoral condyles.

The study demonstrated that HYADD®4 lowers friction, tissue surface strains, chondrocyte death and apoptosis in cartilage explants. “This current study is consistent with the idea that hyaluronic acid therapies for arthritis may act in part through a mechanical pathway that preserves viability of chondrocytes at the cartilage surface,” states Dr. Bonassar.*
This new data will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) on Sunday, March 11th 2018 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans,
 

“This current study is consistent with the idea that hyaluronic acid therapies for arthritis may act in part through a mechanical pathway that preserves viability of chondrocytes at the cartilage surface,” states Dr. Bonassar.*

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