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Hyaluronic Acid Raw Material Development

Qufu Focuschem Trading Co.,Ltd | Updated: Sep 29, 2017

The source of hyaluronic acid is scarce, and the developed countries headed by the United States were mainly from the waste of meat and poultry processing plants - the medicinal grade hyaluronic acid was extracted from the comb, and the product was expensive because of the low yield. At that time, Acid raw material prices have been as high as about 10,000 US dollars. It is estimated that sales of hyaluronic acid in the 1980s were only $ 1 million per year.Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is mainly used in medical and cosmetic areas, now a great replacement of collagen, placenta and botulinum potential. At the beginning of the eighties, due to the reasons for the production process, hyaluronic acid source scarce, mainly from animal tissue extraction, such as rooster crown, umbilical cord, animal eye vitreous body. Low yield and expensive, the world's hyaluronic acid annual sales of only a few million dollars.Hyaluronic Acid

At the end of the eighties, the use of microbial fermentation to produce hyaluronic acid was successful. Since then, hyaluronic acid production increased significantly, the cost of declining. At the same time, due to biological research, the understanding of the biological characteristics of hyaluronic acid deepening, hyaluronic acid application has also been greatly expanded, its sales are also increasing. In the 1990s, the medical hyaluronic acid market reached $ 25 million, and the hyaluronic acid-containing pharmaceutical market reached $ 500 million, and the technical grade hyaluronic acid market was more than $ 100 million.Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid production is mainly composed of two kinds of tissue extraction and microbial fermentation. And now the world's largest international companies have the use of microbial fermentation production of medical grade hyaluronic acid technology. And although hyaluronic acid in the basic research has made great progress, but its application due to the limitations of testing methods and can not meet the needs of some new areas in almost no development. Such as hyaluronic acid or modified hyaluronic acid for the drug system of anti-tumor drugs to hyaluronic acid as the main component of oral skin products. With the economic development, technological progress, more and more products will appear, hyaluronic acid market will be further expanded.Hyaluronic Acid