CellerateRX® is a patented form of Type I bovine collagen. There are many collagen products on the market, all of which come in the native, intact collagen which the body must break down to a usable form. By a patented process, CellerateRx® activated collagen fragments are a fraction of the size of the native collagen molecules and particles found in these other collagen products, delivering the benefits of collagen to the body immediately. This is the CellerateRX® difference!
It comes in a powder (approximately 95% collagen which absorbs up to 30 times its weight in drainage) and a gel (approximately 65% collagen which donates moisture and is appropriate for less draining or drier wounds). The powder and gel are ideal for tunneled or undermining wounds and is biodegradable and therefore does not need to be removed from the wound. Other collagen products that come in pre-measured dressings must be removed from the wound with each new application.
CellerateRX® is also biocompatible and may be used on infected wounds, treating the infection as per physician directive. This was demonstrated in a published case in Podiatry Management.
CellerateRX® has been found to be very effective in the management of diabetic wounds, with closure rates by five (5) weeks compared with the control wounds which were 80% closed at twelve (12) weeks.