Kerecis Skin Substitute Answers


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

Kerecis is full-thickness fish skin that has a similar composition and structure that closely resembles human skin. It is minimally processed retaining it’s lipid composition and other natural skin elements that support wound management.

Other differentiating factors include:

  • Easy application, easy to handle
  • Evidence-based efficacy
  • 4 Randomized clinical trials
  • No cultural or religious barriers to clinician/patient acceptance
  • Room temperature storage and long shelf life
  • No known risk of viral disease transfer

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® Wound need to be refrigerated?

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

Does it require additional grafting material?

The graft is hydrated with saline prior to application and is cut and placed designed to conform to the wound’s shape with minimal overlap, after which it is covered with a sterile secondary dressing.”

Does it have scales?

No. All scales have been removed as part of the gentle processing that retains the fish skin’s EPA.

Will Medicare cover the cost of Kerecis® Wound?

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