Intact Fish Skin for Operating Room Success

Managing surgical and trauma wounds

Our intact fish skin grafts for Operating Room use have helped thousands of healthcare providers with some of their most difficult cases.

Kerecis SurgiClose® and SurgiBind® Products

SurgiClose is an intact fish skin graft used for supporting tissue regeneration on surgical, traumatic and acute wounds.

SurgiBind is Intact fish-skin intended for surgical implantation. The product can be used to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists.

The Kerecis fish skin graft are supplied in multiple shapes, variants and sizes and  contain natural skin elements and structure.

The product classifies as a medical device and consist of a full thickness fish-skin that has been processed using Kerecis’ proprietary EnviroIntact™ method. The product is not subject to the May 31, 2021, FDA 351 regulation.


SurgiClose Micro

Intact fish skin graft is cut into smaller sheets using a process that preserves the integrity and composition of the material. 

SurgiBind Fenestrated

Intact fish skin graft fenestrated to allow for easier flow through of liquids

SurgiClose Meshed 2:1

2:1 pre-meshed intact fish skin graft designed to expand and cover larger wounds. Provides a viable clinical and economic solution for large wounds

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Our Vision

To extend life by supporting the body’s own ability to regenerate.

Since using Kerecis consistently on donor sites… I find my patients are in less pain and have better scar quality and that’s why I keep using it.

– Dr. Eva Dentcheva MD

Benefits of Using SurgiClose & SurgiBind

Experience the Benefits of SurgiClose and SurgiBind in the Operating Room

Reduced Procedure Time – All Kerecis products have a 3-year shelf life and do not need to be tissue tracked or refrigerated. When applying, hydrate our product in a sterile saline for 30 seconds and simply cut or stretch product to the size of the wound and fixate with your chosen method.

Enhanced Wound Healing – Compared to other skin substitutes. We are seeing faster healing times compared to dHACM. Check out our studies to learn more.

Versatile Applications – Kerecis can be utilized in a variety of specialties with head-to-toe indications. Kerecis offers a variety of sizes and variations to fit your needs.

Built on Sustainability – Kerecis’ manufacturing takes place in the Westfjords of Iceland, an area known for its commitment to environmental protection. We create life-saving value by transforming by-products from the fishing industry into medical devices. Our products are made from locally procured, certified, sustainably sourced North Atlantic Cod. Our manufacturing requires no harsh chemicals that might harm the environment, and it uses exclusively clean, renewable energy.

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From the town of Isafjordur in northwest Iceland, Kerecis develops, manufactures, and sells patented fish skin soft tissue regeneration products that have regulatory approval in the United States, Europe and several other jurisdictions.

Other Kerecis Products



The intact fish-skin graft in the shape of the hand to easily allow application on its complex 3D structure. Available in two sizes, medium and large, and in either left or right versions, for use in palmar or dorsum applications. Designed to reduce operation time when managing hand burn injuries.



The intact fish-skin graft is cut into smaller sheets using a process that preserves the integrity and composition of the material


Meshed 2:1

2:1 pre-meshed intact fish-skin graft designed to expand and cover larger wounds. Provides a viable clinical and economic solution for large wounds.

User Information

Indication for SurgiClose

  • Trauma Wounds
    • Abrasions
    • Lacerations
    • Skin Tears
  • Surgical Wounds
    • Donor site/grafts
    • Post-Mohs surgery
    • Post-laser surgery
    • Podiatric
    • Dehiscence

Indication for SurgiBind

  • For implantation to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists, in patients requiring soft tissue repair, or reinforcement in plastic or reconstructive surgery.

The product derives from a from a fish source and should not be used in patients with a known allergy to fish or sensitivity. Note that fish-allergy is not the same as shellfish-allergy.

The product and its variations are not available in all countries and may be known under different trade names. Products, product names, indications and claims vary between jurisdictions. Contact your Kerecis representative if you have questions about the availability of Kerecis products in your area.

Always make sure to check with your local health care professional and read the actual printed package information prior to use. Information on this website might not be current and might not be an accurate reflection of current product labeling.

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Consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.

A surgeon must always rely on his or her own professional clinical judgment when deciding whether to use a particular product when treating a particular patient. Kerecis does not dispense medical advice and recommends that surgeons be trained in the use of any particular product before using it in surgery.

The information presented on this website are intended to demonstrate the Kerecis product offerings. A surgeon must always refer to the package insert, product label and/or instructions for use before using any Kerecis product.