Kerecis to Provide Multiple Updates on its Medical-Fish-Skin Technology at EWMA 2024

Isafjordur, Westfjords, Iceland


Arlington, VA and Reykjavik, Iceland – May 1, 2024 – Kerecis, the company pioneering the use of sustainably sourced fish skin and fatty acids in cellular therapy and tissue regeneration and protection, will present two symposiums and 27 abstracts on its intact medical fish skin at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) this week. The company will also host a medical education event on the utilization of fish skin grafts on Wednesday, May 1. Finally, Kerecis’ founder and CEO will summarize the company’s journey at the EWMA Innovation Forum Thursday, May 2. Kerecis will be exhibiting at booth Nr. G30 at EWMA, which takes place in London from May 1 to May 3.

It is great to see all these abstracts being presented at EWMA. They represent the commitment of the medical community to organically grow the body of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of Kerecis fish skin. A lot of innovation is taking place in the field of wound and tissue damage. We look forward to participating in the  EWMA Innovation Forum to learn about the latest innovations.

– Fertram Sigurjonsson

Kerecis and its products will be the subject of the following events at the conference:

  • Intact Fish Skin for Chronic Wound Care – Dr. John Lantis, chair. Industry-supported symposium. Thursday, May 2, 4 to 5 p.m. in the South Gallery Room 8-9-10
  • Fish Skin for Wound Management: Are There Advantages? – Dr. Franziska Remy-Wohlfender, chair. Thursday, May 2, 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. at the Veterinary Wound Healing Association side conference, South Gallery Room 27-28
  • Kerecis medical education event: Improving Outcomes with Fish Skin Grafts in Orthopedic, General Surgery and Pediatric Wound Care – Guido Ciprandi, Marcus Duda, MD, and Elsa Valsdóttir, MD. Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m. Please register
  • Overcoming the Hurdles from Idea to Market – G. Fertram Sigurjonsson, EWMA Innovation Forum, Thursday, May 2, 10 a.m. at the South Gallery Room 22. To request an invitation to this event, please email

The following abstracts containing scientific and clinical updates and trial results for the Kerecis fish skin:

EP144: Christoph Wallner, Sonja Schmidt, Jana Holtermann, Marcus Lehnhardt, Enhancing Burn Wound Management: Fish Skin Grafts Expedite Healing and Improve Outcomes 

EP375: Richard Bruno, Association of Hemoglobin A1c and Wound Healing with Application of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Fish Skin 

EP376: Richard Bruno, Utility of Fish Xenograft in Diabetic Plantar Foot Ulcerations 

EP296: Richard Bruno, Fish Skin Xenografts in the Management of Gas Gangrene Foot Infections 

EP054: Woo Jin Song, Revolutionizing Hard-to-heal Wounds with Fish Skin Acellular Dermal Matrix: Pioneering Excellence and Efficacy 

EP267: Roxana Reyna, OP: Successful Use of Decellularized Piscine Graft in a Pediatric Extensive Wound Reconstruction 

EP397: Peter Lovato, Non-Healing Diabetic Plantar Hallux Wounds Healed with Distal Medial Partial Plantar Fasciotomy and Fish Skin Grafting 

EP065: Alexandra Savage, Phillip Smit, Marina Carro, Mark Melendez, Innovative Solutions in Reconstructive Surgery: A Case Series on Complex Back Closures Using Omega-3 

EP008: Marcus Duda, A Novel Application of Fish Skin Graft for Reinforcement of Transtibial Amputation 

EP462: Eric Lullove, Use of a Fish Skin Graft with Synthetic Covering in Lower Extremity Wounds: A Pilot Study of Efficacy and Cost 

EP067: Ryan O’Quinn, Healing of Difficult Mohs Surgical Scalp Wounds with Exposed Bone Using Decellularized Fish Skin Grafts 

EP422: Rimvydas Statkus, Peter Lovato, Patrick McEneaney, Kimberly Nolan, Successful Treatment of Complex Lower Extremity Wounds with Subcutanceous Ossification in Heinz-Lippmann Disease: Case Report 

EP744: Savatore Pacella, Reinforcement of the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (Smas) with Intact Decellularized Fish Skin in Deep Plane Facelifting: a Novel Salvage Technique

EP378: Peter Lovato, Rimvydas Statkus, Patrick McEneaney, Use of Fish Skin Grafting in Diabetic Wounds with Known Peripheral Arterial Disease 

EP460: Rene Amaya, Novel Application of Fish Skin Grafts in Neonatal Wounds 

EP654: Shufen Neo, Enming Yong, Li Zhang, Case Report: Achieving Filling of Hard-to-Heal Diabetic Foot Wound Cavity with Physician-modified Cut-up Fish Skin Graft to Achieve Good Wound-Bed Contact 

EP745: Ashtyn Vogt, Elise Steinberger, Jeremy Tan, Skin and Bone – Intact Fish Skin to Reconstruct Traumatic Orbital Floor and Wall Defects 

EP578: Elsa Valsdottir, Acellular Fish Skin for Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa 

EP742: Rimvydas Statkus, Peter Lovato, Patrick McEneaney, Kimberly Nolan, Hyperpigmentation of Legs and Feet after Use of Minocycline for a Wound Infection 

EP739: Rimvydas Statkus, Patrick McEneaney, Peter Lovato, Kimberly Nolan, Successful Healing of Multiple Fasciotomy Wounds Secondary to Acute Compartment Syndrome with the Use of Skin Substitutes and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). 

EP738: Rimvydas Statkus, Patrick McEneaney, Peter Lovato, Kimberly Nolan, Surgical Applications of External Fixator, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and Application of Skin Substitutes for Complex Lower Extremity Wounds: Multiple Case Report 

EP737: Rimvydas Statkus, Patrick McEneaney, Peter Lovato, Kimberly Nolan, Complex Lower-Extremity Trauma Wounds Successfully Treated with Surgery, Application of Skin Substitutes and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). 

EP334: Kirsten Smith, Fish Skin Graft for Closure of Complex Stage 4 Pressure Wounds of Trunk in Non-Operative Patients in the Outpatient Setting