Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate (NaHy) or hyaluronan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is widely distributed in the extracellular matrix and connective tissues in both animals and humans, particularly in the aqueous humor of the eye, synovial fluid, and skin. The viscoelastic properties and the water solubility of this non-crystalline polymer make it ideal for medical applications where lubricity, protection and cushioning are critical.

Landec’s subsidiary, Lifecore Biomedical produces highly purified NaHy by a microbial fermentation process.
 

Sodium Hyaluronate Molecule