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.

For patients treated with Epicel and their caregivers
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For questions or support related to Epicel, contact a Vericel Customer Care representative

If you have received Epicel, you should never donate blood or blood parts, tissue, breast milk, egg, sperm, or other body parts for use in humans. Although Epicel is composed of cells derived from your skin, it is grown together with animal cells, and therefore donation is not recommended. For additional information, please contact your healthcare provider.