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Humanitarian device

Epicel (cultured epidermal autografts) is authorized for use in adult and pediatric patients who have deep dermal or full thickness burns comprising a total body surface area greater than or equal to 30%. It may be used in conjunction with split-thickness autografts, or alone in patients for whom split-thickness autografts may not be an option due to the severity and extent of their burns. The effectiveness of the device for this use has not been demonstrated.

Important Safety Information

Epicel is contraindicated in patients with a history of anaphylaxis following exposure to vancomycin, amikacin, and amphotericin, as trace quantities of these anti-infective agents may remain in the Epicel autograft. Epicel should not be used in patients with known sensitivities to materials of bovine or murine origin. It is contraindicated for use on clinically infected wounds.

Epicel graft

Caring for Epicel patients

Below are quick references designed to provide caregivers with guidance on how to best manage the unique needs of Epicel patients

Epicel stages of care

To order a Patient Care Resources kit for an Epicel patient, please contact your Vericel Account Manager or call 1-800-CEA-SKIN (1-800-232-7546)

Nursing and PT resources

  • The Pivotal Role of Nursing Personnel in Burn Care read more
  • Burn Care Nursing: Interview with Alison Gavin, RN read more
  • Spotlight on Burn Care Nursing article read more
  • Burn prevention materials from Shriner's Hospitals read more
  • Kilee Brookbank's story of recovery from severe burns read more

Specialists are available to answer reimbursement questions about Epicel and the CEA procedure.

Epicel is widely reimbursed and included on a majority of national insurance plans.
Click here to learn more about Epicel reimbursement