Clinical Consensus on Kerecis Fish-Skin Grafts to be Presented at the SAWC Wound Conference

Consensus symposium and multiple poster abstracts demonstrate efficacy of fish-skin grafts in wound treatment and reconstructive surgery

 Kerecis today announced the publication of a multi-disciplinary clinical consensus about the utilization of fish skin grafts on complex wounds. The consensus paper will be presented at a CME/CPME/CE-accredited symposium, which will take place Saturday, November 4, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Milano VII-VIII, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas at the SAWC wound conference. Pre-registration is not required for conference attendees. Kerecis, which is pioneering the use of sustainably sourced fish skin and fatty acids in cellular therapy and tissue regeneration and protection, is exhibiting at booth 517.

The symposium, which is entitled “The CODsensus: Real World Results for the Use of Intact Fish Skin in the Treatment of VLUs, DFUs, and Atypical Wounds,” will present the multi-disciplinary clinical consensus on using fish skin grafts for wound treatment, as well as discuss the best practices for treating various lower extremity wound types. The presenters are John C. Lantis II, MD (Mount Sinai West and the Icahn School of Medicine, New York, New York); Caroline E. Fife, MD (Intellicure, LLC, The Woodlands, Texas); and Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWSP, FAPWH(c), DABLES (West Boca Center for Wound Healing, Coconut Creek, Florida).

The SAWC conference accepted 36 investigator-initiated poster abstracts that discuss the use of fish-skin grafts in various types of wounds and reconstructive operations. The abstracts are on display in the conference poster room and will be highlighted at the conference poster reception that will take place Saturday, November 4, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Julius XII room.

“The clinical consensus described in the symposium represents another milestone in the ongoing acceptance of our Arctic-sourced fish skin evolving to become the standard of care for complicated wounds and tissue trauma,” said Fertram Sigurjonsson, founder and CEO of Kerecis. “The products are manufactured in our factory in Northwest Iceland from catch from a sustainable fish stock in the pristine Icelandic waters.”