Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Hyaluronic Acid Based Therapy

Zvi Loewy

New York Medical College

Dr. Loewy has a diversified professional background that includes more than 30 years in academia, executive leadership with major global pharmaceutical companies (GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Izun Pharmaceuticals Corp.), and creation and management of biotech startup companies. Dr. Loewy has published broadly and holds over 25 patents, for example, Anti-inflammatory dissolvable film and Mucosal formulation.

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Anti-aging Osteoarthritis Inflammation Regenerative Medicine Tendon-to-Bone Oral Delivery Injection Pharmacology Allergy Swelling Dose 3D Printable HA

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Since its initial isolation in 1934, hyaluronic acid (HA) has been studied extensively. HA is an unbranched glycosaminoglycan that consists of repeating disaccharide units of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and D-glucuronic acid. It is a main component of articular cartilage where it has a critical role in maintaining cartilage homeostasis. HA is a contributor to many biological processes including cell signaling, wound repair, tissue regeneration and pathobiology. In addition to its bioactive properties, HA is a fascinating biomaterial. Key to its functionality, HA elicits unique physico-chemical properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, muco-adhesive and viscoelasticity. It is no wonder that HA has been extensively investigated as an integral cosmetic ingredient and active for treatment of joint disease. Advances in Hyaluronic Acid Based Therapy focuses on current applications with specific emphasis on anti-aging, osteoarthritis, tissue regeneration, natural and synthetic sources and methods of delivery. Both conventional and emerging methods for production of HA are explored. Examples of HA-based products are discussed and referenced throughout the book.

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Zvi Loewy

New York Medical College

Dr. Zvi Loewy, a senior academic leader and an experienced global pharmaceutical – biotechnology executive leverages a diversified background in big-pharma senior management, biotech startup creation and academia. Dr. Loewy’s international experience has included leading international research teams; championing the commercial penetration of healthcare products in China; and leading open innovation in the Mid-East. Dr. Loewy received his education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Loewy is on the faculty of the Touro College of Pharmacy and New York Medical College; is on the boards of the New Jersey Bioscience Incubator; and is an Editor of the Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Loewy has published broadly and has over 25 issued patents.

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