Patent Number: 6,251,876

Title: Autocross-linked hyaluronic acid and related pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of arthropathies

Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions containing an autocross-linked form of hyaluronic acid as a first component in a mixture with a second component noncross-linked hyaluronic acid, and possibly also in combination with another pharmacologically active substance. These compositions can be used in the treatment of arthropathies due to their unique viscoelastic properties.

Inventors: Bellini; Davide (Padua, IT), Paparella; Annamaria (Bari, IT), O'Regan; Michael (Padua, IT), Callegaro; Lanfranco (Vicenza, IT)

Assignee: Fidia, S.p.A.

International Classification: A61K 31/726 (20060101); A61K 31/728 (20060101); A61K 031/70 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018