Below are answers to our most common questions about Lacerum® Brands (Available to Licensed Veterinarians only) -
- Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray
- Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Concentrate
- Lacerum® Finish Cream
- Lacerum® Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) Desiccated Powder
What is the recommended shelf life or expiration date of Lacerum® Brands?
Our Brands are shelf-stable for 3 years from date of purchase. (Skin Spray solution may develop an amber color change with age, however, it is safe to use through its expiration date.)
Are Lacerum® Brands safe to use on all animals?
YES, we recommend you consult with your veterinary professional before administering Lacerum® Brands to pregnant/lactating animals.
Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray is a broad spectrum anti-fungal, anti-bacterial contact killing sanitizing tissue friendly cleanser for irrigating and killing bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus). It is safe, non-caustic and non-toxic with no stinging or burning and will not damage new cell growth. Our product contains Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC), antioxidants, Aloe Vera and Vitamin C (precursor to collagen) to encourage “new cell growth” when applied to the area.
Lacerum® Finish Cream is an Aloe Vera rich hydrogel, with a USDA approved blood source which has animal immunoglobulin’s IgA, M, G and E, antioxidants and vitamins A, E and C. When applied to the affected site angiogenesis is stimulated and the advancement of the epithelium layer forms across the wound bed with “new blood vessels”, bringing a cascade of growth factors and accelerating wound closure.
Lacerum® Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) Desiccated Powder is freeze dried 100% active platelet derived growth factors, used on catastrophic wounds with damage to muscle, tendon or tissue. It is highly recommended to use Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray with each application. Reconstituting the PDGF powder with deionized water and applying, as directed. When the granulation bed reaches normal skin level apply the Lacerum® Finish Cream.
Are wound and infection treatments the same for Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray and Lacerum® Finish Cream?
Our products are safe, non-caustic, non-toxic, however, formulations may be different depending on each country specific regulatory requirements, All Lacerum® brands are the same trusted products our customers have used and experienced in the past.
How would you know if any of the Lacerum® Brands were frozen?
Inspection of the container may show signs of leakage or damage, as a result of expansion due to freezing. The container may also show evidence of ice in the solution. Contact your PRP Technologies customer service team for further assistance if you are uncertain about your product. We suggest storing all of our brands at room temperature and away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not freeze as product may lose potency. Seal or tightly close container after each use.
Can Lacerum® Brands be used with another topical agent or medicine?
We recommend Lacerum® Brands be used alone as directed. Lacerum® Brands have no known contraindications and no known negative drug interactions. Your Veterinarian will recommend applying Lacerum® Brands as indicated and will allow the product to “Air-Dry”. Lacerum® Brands are not intended for use on systemic conditions.
Is Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray still good to use if the color changes?
YES – However, the liquid solution must be shaken before applying. The solution will appear as a clear to cloudy solution. Color will increase to yellow-amber color with age. The recommended shelf life is 3 years.
Why does Lacerum® Finish Cream harden if the tube is not being used?
This may be the result of improper storage – (i.e. above or below room temperature, exposure to direct sunlight, freezing, product not sealed tightly or container cap was not replaced. Tightly seal the tube after each use.
What are the ingredients found in the Lacerum® Brands?
Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray contains a proprietary formulation of Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC), Aloe Vera WL (Whole Leaf), Glycerol, Ascorbic Acid (USP) and Deionized Water
Lacerum® Finish Cream contains a proprietary formulation of USDA Approved Allogeneic Animal Proteins, Aloe Vera Gel, Ascorbic Acid (USP), Phosphate Buffers, Calcium, Cetylpyridinium Chloride and Glycerol
Lacerum® Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) Desiccated Powder (freeze dried): 100% active platelet derived growth factors
How does Lacerum® work?
All Lacerum® Brands are designed to kill the most commonly found organisms in the wound bed and encourage “new cell growth” beginning with the first application.
What separates the Lacerum® Brands from other Wound Healing Aids?
Lacerum® Brandsare safe to use on most animals, we recommend you consult with your veterinary professional before administering Lacerum® Brands to pregnant/lactating animals. Lacerum® Brands do not contain tea tree oil, steroids or antibiotics and is biodegradable. Lacerum® kills commonly found wound bed bacteria: E. coli, Salmonella and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.
It is non-toxic, does not sting or burn, non-caustic and will not damage new skin cells. Lacerum® encourages “new cell growth” with the use of antioxidants. In addition, Aloe Vera and Vitamin C (precursor to collagen) advance and accelerate healing time resulting in reduced scaring, minimal change in hair color and skin pigmentation. Lacerum® is easily applied and does not require rinsing after use – allow to air dry.
Why is it important that Lacerum® contains no antibiotics?
Overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance. Also many topical antibiotics are not safe for animals to ingest. Topical antibiotics, generally, do not kill staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or fungi. Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray kills all three of these organisms and is noncytotoxic.
Does the wound area turn pink and viable when using Lacerum® Brands?
The wound area (minor and second-intention wound healing for burns, abrasions, lacerations, punctures, dry skin, hot spots, lick granuloma, dermatitis, perianal fistula and catastrophic – damage to muscle, tendon or tissue) are mostly likely “red or grey” as a result of the age of the injury.
However, after approximately 2 days of proper use of the Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray (flushing, cleaning, irrigating and debriding the area), the wound bed may turn pink and appear more viable. This is an indication the product is working. The addition of the Lacerum® Finish Cream will accelerate growth factors to help close the wound once the granulation bed has reached normal skin levels.
Has the safety and efficacy of the Lacerum® Brands been proven in clinical studies?
While there are no FDA regulatory requirements for animal device clearance, we have demonstrated our safety and effectiveness in a clinical study “Lacerum® Wound Cleanser vs. a leading competitor at the Indiana Purdue University Study by George S, Mourad, PhD. as well as in numerous case studies.
Are Lacerum® Brands available outside of the United States?
We expected to launch in Canada in 2016 and the European markets in 2017.
Can Lacerum® Brands be used on ALL animals, including puppies and kittens?
While Lacerum® Brands have been used on a variety of animals with great success (avian, mammals and reptiles); we recommend you consult with your veterinary professional before administering Lacerum® Brands to pregnant/lactating animals.
Are Lacerum® Brands “test free”?
Lacerum® Brands do not contain ingredients which would result in a positive blood or urine test for non-permitted substances in race or show animals (even if ingested or licked). There are no banned substances, steroids or antibiotics, Lacerum® Brands test free for competitive animals.
How should Lacerum® Brands be stored?
Lacerum® Brands should be stored at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not freeze. Seal or close container after each use.
Can Lacerum® Brands be used on an animal’s ear or eye?
Lacerum® is completely safe to use “around” an animal’s eyes, nose and ear membranes, however, Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray should not be used if the eardrum or cornea is not intact.
Do you manufacture Lacerum® Brands at your own facility?
Yes, our Lacerum® Brands are manufactured by PRP Technologies, located in Fort Wayne, IN
What Lacerum® Brand Products are manufactured by PRP Technologies?
Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray - 8 fl oz (237 ml) Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Spray - 16 fl oz (474 ml) Lacerum® Wound Cleanser Concentrate - 128 fl oz (3785 ml) Lacerum® Finish Cream - 29gm Lacerum® PDGF Desiccated Powder - 20 ml
Does PRP Technologies have more Lacerum® Brands in development?
Yes, Lacerum® Ear Rinse (2016) Lacerum® Pink Eye Rinse (2016) Lacerum® Premise Disinfectant (2016)
How do I purchase Lacerum® Brand Products?
We recommend you visit your local Veterinarian for your Lacerum® Brand purchases
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