Frequently Asked Questions

How Does CellerateRX® differ from other collagen products?

What are the indications for use of CellerateRX®?

Does CellerateRX® have to be removed with each dressing change from the wound site?

Can CellerateRX® be used if the patient has an infected wound?

Can CellerateRX® be used in the tunnels or undermined area of a wound?

How does CellerateRX® reduce pain?

What type of collagen is CellerateRX®? What is it's origin?

How cost efficient is CellerateRX® compared to other collagen products?

Is CellerateRX® easy to apply?

Can CellerateRX® be used on burns?

Are there any special storage requirements?

Will CellerateRX® aid in the maturation phase of wound healing?

Does CellerateRX® produce consistent results?

How do I determine whether to use powder or whether to use gel?

Is CellerateRX® a prescription product?

Are there any contraindications to CellerateRX®?

What type of secondary dressing should I use?

Does CellerateRX® have a HCPCS code?

Is CellerateRX® easy to apply?

Where can I purchase CellerateRX®?



How Does CellerateRX® differ from other collagen products?

CellerateRX® is a collagen hydrolysate polypeptide manufactured to exact specifications. The patented collagen fragments are a fraction of the size of the native collagen molecules and particles found in other products, delivering the benefits of collagen to the body immediately.


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What are the indications for use of CellerateRX®?

CellerateRX®'s indications for use include:


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Does CellerateRX® have to be removed with each dressing change from the wound site?

No, CellerateRX® is biodegradable and synthetic free and does not require removal from wound site.


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Can CellerateRX® be used if the patient has an infected wound?

Yes. It is recommended that infected wounds be treated per facility protocol.


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Can CellerateRX® be used in the tunnels or undermined area of a wound?

Yes, CellerateRX® is ideal for hard to reach wounds. The powder and the gel will conform to a wound of any size or shape. And since it is biocompatible and biodegradable, it does not need to be removed from the wound bed.


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How does CellerateRX® reduce pain?

Collagen has been shown to insulate nerve endings to reduce pain.


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What type of collagen is CellerateRX®? What is it's origin?

CellerateRX® is Type I hydrolyzed collagen and is derived from BSE-Free bovine sources. There are over 14 types of collagen that have thus far been characterized. As the chief structural protein of the body, these types of collagen are distinguished on the basis of their chemical differences. The most important types of collagen are I through V, with Type I collagen being the most abundant type in the human body, at more than 90%. CellerateRX® is Type I hydrolyzed collagen and is derived from BSE-Free bovine sources.


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How cost efficient is CellerateRX® compared to other collagen products?

Fewer required dressing changes translates to lower staffing and material costs. In addition, CellerateRX® performs effectively with even the least costly secondary dressings.


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Is CellerateRX® easy to apply?

Yes. It is recommended that the wound bed be debrided of any necrotic or sloughy fibrotic tissue prior to the application of CellerateRX®. Determine which form of CellerateRX® will be applied (powder, gel, or a combination mix of powder/gel). Apply CellerateRX® to the wound and cover with a non-stick dressing that maintains the optimum moisture level of the wound bed.


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Can CellerateRX® be used on burns?

Yes, CellerateRX® may be used on first and second degree burns. Collagen insulates nerve endings to reduce pain and minimizes the potential for scarring.


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Are there any special storage requirements?

No. It is recommended that CellerateRX® be stored at room temperature. Protect from freezing.


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Will CellerateRX® aid in the maturation phase of wound healing?

Yes, CellerateRX® is effective in ALL wound phases; inflammation, proliferation and maturation.


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Does CellerateRX® produce consistent results?

Yes. CellerateRX® has been manufactured within controlled specifications, thereby producing high-quality, consistent results.


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How do I determine whether to use powder or whether to use gel?

Powder is used on moderate to heavy exudative wounds - Gel is used on lightly exudative wounds and will donate moisture to the wound site.


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Is CellerateRX® a prescription product?

No, CellerateRX® is NOT a prescription product.


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Are there any contraindications to CellerateRX®?

Persons with known sensitivities to bovine or collagen products should avoid CellerateRX®.


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What type of secondary dressing should I use?

CellerateRX® can be used with the secondary dressing of your choice, preferably a non-stick dressing that maintains the optimum moisture level of the wound bed.


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Does CellerateRX® have a HCPCS code?

Yes, both CellerateRX® gel and powder feature HCPC codes for reimbursement:


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Is CellerateRX® easy to apply?

Yes, since CellerateRX® is in the form of a powder or gel there is no measuring or cutting required. Simply cover the entire wound bed with CellerateRX® and cover with appropriate secondary dressing.


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Where can I purchase CellerateRX®?

Click here to contact WCI to purchase CellerateRX®.


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