Rich in omega 3 fatty acids and resistant to bacterial colonization, Kerecis Omega3 offers a new option for wound healing
A biological dressing made from intact cod fish skin ( Kerecis Omega3 , from Kerecis) appealed to scientists and others as an innovative option and effective for wound healing.
Once treated, fish skin products from Kerecis are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and resist bacterial colonization.
In a recent study, researchers reported their cumulative experience in the treatment of 23 patients with 25 complicated wounds of diabetes and vascularization thigh, distal calf, forefoot or hand. They treated the exposed bone segments of the wounds with the omega 3 wound matrix. Many patients have tried vacuum therapy for their wounds without success.
According to a study published online on 1 er August 2018 in the German journal Gefasschirurgie, they discovered that the matrix of omega-3 wounds had allowed to heal 25 complex wounds and could reduce patients’ need for pain relievers.
“ The wound matrix” Omega3 Wound “is structurally similar to the structure of human skin and allows the penetration of fibroblasts and keratinocytes. Omega-3 fatty acids act as a precursor to the synthesis of anti-inflammatory metabolites with a positive effect on the wound environment , “they write.
The Icelandic company Kerecis , based in Reykjavik, announced on October 30, 2018, that it had received the Icelandic innovation award.
“ Kerecis developed an innovative process to transform the skin of fish, once rejected as useless value, into a product that helps thousands of people around the world , “said Hallgrimur Jonasson, director general of the Icelandic Research Center (Rannis), one of the organizations presenting the award, said in a statement from hurry.
Kerecis is collaborating with the United States Department of Defense to adapt its product to use in the field, according to the company. Kerecis also announced in late November that researchers would begin an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial to use the Kerecis “ Omega3 Burn ” product on full-thickness burn wounds.
Kerecis fish skin “Omega3 fish-skin ” is patented in the United States and is certified by the FDA, according to Kerecis, which holds the patent and manufactures the product in Iceland.
Kerecis Omega3 is an intact fish skin which, when grafted onto damaged human tissue (such as a wound), recruits the body’s own cells and is ultimately converted into living tissue.