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Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Mar. 04, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Entity Registrant Name Anika Therapeutics, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000898437    
Trading Symbol anik    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   14,330,207  
Entity Public Float     $ 483,203,467
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
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