About Edematous Fibrosclerotic Panniculopathy
Edematous Fibrosclerotic Panniculopathy, more commonly known as cellulite, is a condition found in 80 to 90 percent of post-adolescent women. It presents as a modification of skin topography evident by skin dimpling that occurs mainly in women on the pelvic region. In the normal subcutaneous tissue, fibrous septae, made of types I and III collagen, connect the dermis to the deeper hypodermis creating a network of compartmentalized adipose deposits. In cellulite, subcutaneous fat cells swell and push upwards while the septae act as an anchor to pull the epidermis downwards to form the classic cellulite dimple lesion.
Halozyme Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix for the insulin, cancer, dermatology and drug delivery markets. The company's product portfolio is based primarily on intellectual property covering the family of human enzymes known as hyaluronidases and additional enzymes that affect the extracellular matrix. Halozyme's Enhanze(TM) technology is a novel drug delivery platform designed to increase the absorption and dispersion of biologics. The company has key partnerships with Roche, Baxter, ViroPharma and Intrexon to apply Enhanze technology to therapeutic biologics including Herceptin®, MabThera®, immunoglobulin, Cinryze® and recombinant human alpha 1-antitrypsin. Halozyme's Ultrafast Insulin program combines its rHuPH20 enzyme with mealtime insulins, which may produce more rapid absorption, faster action, and improved glycemic control. The product candidates in Halozyme's pipeline target multiple areas of significant unmet medical need. For more information visit www.halozyme.com.
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