Kerecis Skin Substitute Answers


Why is Kerecis different than the other products on the market?

Kerecis is full-thickness fish skin that is similar to human skin. It is minimally processed and Omega3-rich.

Other differentiating factors include:

  • Early surface area reduction
  • Easy application, easy to handle
  • Evidence based efficacy
  • Double-blind, comparative RCT (n=162)
  • Acellular
  • No known cultural or religious conflicts
  • Room temperature storage and long shelf life
  • Cost effective

What type of fish does Kerecis use and why?

Kerecis uses intact fish skin from Icelandic cod, which are caught in the pristine waters of North Iceland. The fish comes exclusively from stock that the Marine Stewardship Council has certified as sustainable.

Does Kerecis® Omega3 Wound need to be refrigerated?

No. Kerecis® Omega3 Wound is shelf stable for three years and can be stored at room temperature.

Does it require additional grafting material?

No. Kerecis™ Omega3 Wound is designed to be trimmed for placement directly into the wound, after which it is moistened with saline and covered with a sterile dressing.

Does it have scales?

No. All scales have been removed as part of the gentle processing that retains the fish skin’s EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Will Medicare cover the cost of Kerecis® Omega3 Wound?

Yes.  Kerecis® Omega3 Wound is covered for reimbursement by Medicare in every state.