A new viscosupplement based on partially hydrophobic hyaluronic acid: a comparative study.

@article{Finelli2011ANV,
  title={A new viscosupplement based on partially hydrophobic hyaluronic acid: a comparative study.},
  author={Ivana Finelli and Ester Chiessi and Devis Galesso and Davide Renier and Gaio Paradossi},
  journal={Biorheology},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={263-75}
}
A novel partially hydrophobized derivative of hyaluronic acid (HYADD® 4), containing a low number of C16 side-chains per polysaccharide backbone, provides injectable hydrogels stabilized by side-chain hydrophobic interactions. The rheological properties of Hymovis®, a physical hydrogel based on the hyaluronic acid derivative HYADD® 4, were evaluated using as reference a solution of the parent natural polysaccharide, hyaluronic acid. The rheological measurements were performed both in flow and… CONTINUE READING