EpiCord® Umbilical Cord Allograft
EpiCord® Umbilical Cord Allograft is intended for homologous use to provide a protective environment for the healing process. EpiCord® provides a connective tissue matrix to replace or supplement damaged or inadequate integumental tissue.
• Provides a protective environment for the healing process
• Provides a connective tissue matrix to replace or supplement damaged or inadequate integumental tissue
• Contains essential wound healing growth factors
• Umbilical cord consists of amniotic epithelium and Wharton's jelly containing extacellular matrix composed of collagen, proteoglycans and hyaluronic acid
• Stores at ambient condition for up to five years
|Shelf life greater than 2 years||●|
|Shelf life limited|
|Indicated for acute wounds||●|
|Indicated for chronic wounds||●|
|Indicated for diabetic ulcers|
|Indicated for pressure ulcers|
|Indicated for surgical wounds|
|Indicated for third-degree burns|
|Indicated for venous ulcers|
|Contact manufacturer for usage guidelines||●|
|Variety of sizes||●|
|Educational Material Available||●|
|Free Samples/Trials Available||●|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Preparation, Reconstitution and Use:
Prior to implantation, carefully follow EpiCord® allograft preparation steps below using aseptic technique:
Removing EpiCord® from packaging:
The outer peel pouch is not sterile. The inner pouch which contains the EpiCord® allograft is sterile (unless the pouches are damaged or compromised).
Carefully open the peelable corner of the outer pouch and present the inner pouch using aseptic technique. Ensure the inner pouch does not come in contact with any portions of non-sterile surface of the outer pouch.
Using aseptic technique, slowly peel a corner of the inner peel pouch and grasp the allograft with fingers or non-toothed, sterile forceps.
Use the EpiCord® allograft promptly after opening the inner, sterile pouch.
Please take great care when removing the product from the internal pouch.
EpiCord® Preperation and Application:
In its dry state and prior to hydration, the allograft may be cut with sharp scissors to the appropriate and approximate size required.
The allograft should then be placed on the site.
The allograft can then be hydrated while on the site with sterile saline solution, if desired.
Suture material (absorbable, non-absorbable) and/or tissue adhesives can be used to fixate EpiCord® allografts to the site of application or to itself, if desired.
Cover to maintain a moist wound environment. Use appropriate moisture management dressings for the wound type and treatment ideology.
MiMedx Group, Inc. develops, processes, manufactures and markets patented biomaterial products and tissues including EpiFix® Amniotic Membrane Allograft for acute and chronic wounds.