In Vitro Evaluation of the Biosafety of Hyaluronic Acid PEG Cross-Linked with Micromolecules of Calcium Hydroxyapatite in Low Concentration
Keywords:hyaluronic acid, biosafety, calcium hydroxyapatite, human keratinocytes, Neauvia Stimulate
OBJECTIVE: Neauvia Stimulate is biocompatible, injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) filler (26 mg/ml) PEG cross-linked with 1% of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) for facial soft-tissue augmentation that provides volume to tissues, followed by process of neocollagenesis for improving skin quality.
AIM: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the biosafety of the product (Lot. 160517-26-1/2 PEG) on human keratinocytes cultured in vitro.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experimental model proposed, despite being an in vitro system, allows the derivation of useful information to predict the possible activity of the product in further in vivo application. Human keratinocytes (HaCaT cells) were treated with the product for 24h at increasing concentrations of product respect to control (untreated cells).
RESULTS: The biosafety of the product to be tested has been evaluated performing different methods: MTT test, NRU test, Kenacid Blue assay. Moreover, any possible effect on the structure, morphology, and viability of cells has been evaluated.CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the results obtained by the different methods show that the product Neauvia StimulateÂ® does not cause any cytotoxic effect and does not affect the correct structure and morphology of cells cultures.
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