“With diabetes and obesity so common today, improved surgical technologies are needed to cope with more stress and tissue mass,” said Fertram Sigurjonsson, CEO, president and chairman of Kerecis Limited. “Our technology can help improve outcomes by reducing the possibility of leakage from surgical wounds. The FDA approval represents an important milestone for us, as we now have two approved products in the world’s largest market for surgical products.”
Kerecis develops regenerative technologies based on fish skin and Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
The Kerecis technology is patented in the U.S. and multiple other countries. The initial Kerecis product, Kerecis Omega3 Wound, has been approved by the FDA and European regulatory authorities for wound healing. The product has a Medicare “Q” code (Q4158), allowing it to be easily identified and processed by Medicare and private insurance companies. The FDA has also cleared Kerecis Omega3 SecureMesh for surgical use in the United States.
Kerecis Omega3 is produced in Iceland from fish locally harvested in the North Atlantic waters. For more information, visit www.kerecis.com. Distributor and licensing inquiries are welcome.