PHOENIX, Arizona–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kerecis, the company pioneering the use of fish skin and fatty acids in cell therapy, tissue regeneration and protection, today announced that the company’s products have been added to the program Healogics iSupply. This makes Kerecis medical fish skin products available to Healogics wound care centers®, expanding options for treating chronic, non-healing wounds. The announcement was made at the spring meeting of the Symposium for Advanced Wound Care (SAWC). Kerecis is a pioneer in the use of fish skin and fatty acids for tissue regeneration and protection globally. Healogics is the leading provider of world-class wound care services in the United States.
Kerecis fish skin products are rich in fatty acids and, when grafted onto damaged human tissue, recruit the body’s own cells and are ultimately converted into living tissue. Because there is no risk of disease transfer between cold-water fish and humans, Kerecis fish skin is gently processed and retains its similarity to human skin, making it an ideal substitute for human skin. Clinical studies have shown that Kerecis products heal wounds faster than competing products.
“Healogics is known for its quality care, specially trained physicians and cutting-edge treatments,” said Fertram Sigurjonsson, founder and CEO of Kerecis. “We hope that the combination of our clinically proven products and the expertise of clinical teams trained by Healogics will help patients with chronic and difficult to heal wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers and traumatic wounds.
Kerecis develops products based on fish skin and fatty acids that protect and regenerate human wounds and heal damaged tissues. Because there is no risk of transfer of viral disease from Atlantic cod to humans, the skin of the fish only needs mild medical treatment and retains its structure and its natural elements, including omega3 fatty acids.
A progressive and innovative company, Kerecis is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The fish skin used in Kerecis products comes from wild, sustainable fish stocks caught in pristine Icelandic waters and processed with 100% renewable energy in the town of Isafjordur, near the Arctic Circle.