Standard Guide for Characterization and Testing of Hyaluronan as Starting Materials Intended for Use in Biomedical and Tissue Engineered Medical Product Applications
|Publication Date:||1 November 2003|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to pharmaceutics):||11.120.99|
This guide covers the evaluation of hyaluronan suitable for use in biomedical or pharmaceutical applications, or both, including, but not limited to, Tissue Engineered Medical Products (TEMPs).
This guide addresses key parameters relevant to the characterization and purity of hyaluronan.
As with any material, some characteristics of hyaluronan may be altered by processing techniques, such as cross-linking and sterilization, required for the production of a specific formulation or device. Therefore, properties of fabricated forms of this polymer should be evaluated using test methods that are appropriate to ensure safety and efficacy and are not addressed in this guide.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.