Hyalofast™ is a non-woven pad made of HYAFF®, a semi-synthetic derivative of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring extracellular matrix molecule and a major component of human cartilage.
Hyalofast is a biodegradable support for the entrapment of mesenchymal stem cells which are conducive to the repair of chondral and osteochondral lesions.
Hyalofast acts as a scaffold for bone marrow aspirate or as a chondroprotective coverage which allows in situ residence of mesenchymal stem cells and other autologus bone marrow elements after their mobilization due to microfracture or perforation procedures. Upon degradation, the HYAFF based scaffold releases natural hyaluronic acid.
Hyalofast can be applied arthroscopically, it is easily conformable and its adhesive nature allows non mechanical fixation in most cases. It is intrinsically safe as it is composed of pure HA derived from a non-animal source.
Hyalofast is not currently available for sale in the United States.