J Dermatolog Clin Res 2(2): 2014

Adele Sparavigna1, Maurizio Caserini2, Beatrice Tenconi1, Ileana De
Ponti1 and Renata Palmieri2*
1DermIng, Clinical Research and Bioengineering Institute, Italy
2Polichem SA, Switzerland

HPCH nail lacquer is a medical device intended to relieve symptoms and signs of nail dystrophy. Its main ingredients are hydroxypropyl-chitosan (HPCH), Equisetum arvense and methylsulphonyl-methane. In order to investigate the exact role of HPCH in this medical device, the HPCH nail lacquer was compared to another nail lacquer (P-09-005) with identical composition, except for the presence of insoluble chitosan instead of HPCH.