Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) Debuts Gel-One Cross-Linked Hyaluronate

March 20, 2013 4:33 PM EDT Send to a Friend
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH) introduced Gel-One Cross-linked Hyaluronate at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Gel-One Hyaluronate is an injectable gel approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. The product is the first low-volume viscosupplement designed to provide pain relief and improve knee joint function through a single-injection treatment.

Gel-One Hyaluronate is indicated for the treatment of pain in knee osteoarthritis patients who have failed to respond to non-pharmacologic therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or simple analgesics such as acetaminophen. Unlike other viscosupplement treatments, highly purified Gel-One Hyaluronate requires only 3mL for safe and effective treatment. Gel-One Hyaluronate is manufactured using a unique cross-linking process that enables increased viscoelasticity.

In a clinical study, Gel-One Hyaluronate demonstrated statistically significant pain relief over a Phosphate Buffered Saline control (PBS). Patients receiving Gel-One Hyaluronate experienced, on average, a nearly 40 percent reduction in pain from baseline (28 mm reduction in WOMAC pain on a 100 mm VAS, Visual Analog Scale).


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