Kerecis Shield is intact fish-skin for the management of chronic wounds such as diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers, and draining wounds commonly treated in physician’s private offices.

The Kerecis fish-skin grafts contain fat, protein, elastin, glycans and other natural skin elements and are supplied in multiple shapes, variants and sizes. The product integrates the Kerecis intact fish skin with a silicone contact layer. Shield is fenestrated to allow adequate wound drainage for appropriate wound moisture at the wound bed.

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


  • Partial and full thickness wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Chronic vascular ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Trauma wounds, including abrasions, lacerations, second-degree burns, skin tears
  • Surgical wounds, including donor site/grafts, post-Mohs surgery, post-laser surgery, podiatric, wound dehiscence
  • Draining wounds
Variation Catalog Number Description
The intact fish-skin graft attached to an overlapping silicone contact layer that helps hold the round graft in place. Both layers are fenestrated to allow for liquid flow-through.
Shield Standard features a borderless silicone contact layer protecting the intact fish skin. It allows for cutting the fish skin and protective silicone to easily fit inside the wound edges and prevents the product from tenting over deeper wounds. The fish skin is fenestrated to allow adequate wound drainage through the soft silicone contact layer, which both helps to protect the wound surface.


The product derives 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 also contains silicone and should not be used for patient with silicone sensitivity.

Availability & Indications

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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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.


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