The past few months have brought unprecedented challenges and stress to all Americans and others around the globe. At Vericel Corporation, our thoughts are with those affected by COVID-19 and we are especially thankful to all healthcare workers for their critical efforts during this challenging time.
Our mission to help treat patients with serious burn injuries has remained steadfast throughout the pandemic. Vericel continues to manufacture Epicel® (cultured epidermal autografts) for those in need of care. Vericel’s products are aseptically manufactured in an FDA licensed facility using sterile materials and reagents. Our clean rooms maintain the highest cleanliness standards through automated environmental controls and monitoring. A rotational cleaning program of the room and all work surfaces includes quality control testing and release of the rooms. All Vericel manufacturing personnel wear pre-sterilized gowning materials. Laminar flow biosafety cabinets located within the clean rooms are used for all manufacturing processes. Each phase of manufacturing is monitored and tested for microbial contamination. Following manufacturing, all final products undergo rigorous quality control testing including the use of numerous proprietary release assays to ensure that our products are safe, consistent, and free of microbial contaminants.
Epicel Burn Therapy Specialists are available to provide point-of-care case support in accordance with local, state, or federal movement and business activity guidance, as well as vendor access rules. Our Customer Care services also remain operational and are ready to assist patients and practitioners with case management, insurance approval coordination, and treatment information.
Please contact your Epicel Burn Therapy Specialist if you have questions about Epicel or Vericel’s COVID-19 response plan and continuing mission. From all of us at Vericel Corporation, thank you for your continued commitment.
Epicel is widely reimbursed and included on a majority of national insurance plans.
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