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Revolutionary wound care: Local men off to Iceland to learn about new procedure

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A member of East Liverpool Health System management and a production team from EM-Media are flying to Iceland today to learn more about using cod skin in the treatment of wounds.

Kerecis Omega3 is intact fish skin rich in naturally occurring Omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. When grafted onto damaged human tissue, such as a burn or a diabetic wound, the material recruits the body’s own cells and is ultimately converted into living tissue, significantly speeding the time needed to close an open wound, hospital officials said.

Rick Perez, director of business development at East Liverpool Health System; Jim Emmerling, EM-Media president; and a two-member EM-Media production crew will spend the week at Kerecis production facility, gathering information about the unique wound treatment. EM-Media was hired by the hospital to produce promotional material for the treatment.

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