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VETIGEL comes to the veterinary market


Cresilon enters into distribution agreement with Penn Veterinary Supply

Cresilon Inc (Cresilon), a Brooklyn-based biotechnology company focused on hemostatic medical device technologies, announced in a company release,1 its distribution agreement with Penn Veterinary Supply, an independent US regional distributor of veterinary products and services. Through this agreement, Cresilon’s hemostatic gel, VETIGEL, will be sold directly to veterinarians.

“Our partnership with Penn Vet will help us provide more veterinarians with a revolutionary hemostatic gel that significantly improves the standard of care for pets and animals,” said Matt Lewis, director of veterinary development and sales at Cresilon. “VETIGEL has been used by thousands of veterinarians thus far and is proven to help patients heal and recover faster while helping veterinary clinics and animal hospitals save time, reduce operating costs, and improve patient outcomes.”1

VETIGEL (Photo courtesy of Cresilon)

VETIGEL (Photo courtesy of Cresilon)

VETIGEL is a plant-based hemostatic gel that instantly stops and controls bleeding without the need to apply manual pressure. Since the product’s debut in 2021, licensed veterinarians across the US and UK have increasingly used VETIGEL as the fastest and most effective hemostatic agent when treating animals for traumatic wounds. Back in March 2023, Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group (VERG) in Brooklyn, New York, saved the life of a Maltese Yorkie with VETIGEL after he arrived at VERG in critical condition due to a stab wound.

Most bleeding (hemorrhage) is caused by trauma,2 but VETIGEL can also be used for routine and complex surgical procedures, including dental extractions, liver biopsies, tumor and mass removals, cleft palate repairs, and amputations. The veterinary hemostatic agent is a hydrogel made of two plant-based polysaccharides that stop bleeding immediately at the wound site, the non-porous gel adheres and does not integrate with the robust fibrin patch forming an instant mechanical barrier to stop bleeding on contact without manual pressure, preparation, or special storage conditions.1

Laura Williams, Penn Veterinary Supply, director of sales and marketing commented in the release: “Penn Veterinary Supply is excited to add VETIGEL to our portfolio of hemostatic technologies. We are always eager to partner with a company like Cresilon that is bringing new and innovative products to the veterinary industry. VETIGEL offers an opportunity to substantially improve patient outcomes and that is a win for veterinarians and the animals they serve. We look forward to working together.”1

VETIGEL is supplied in a pre-filled syringe and requires no preparation or special storage conditions.


  1. Cresilon announces distribution agreement for VETIGEL with Penn Veterinary Supply. News release. Cresilon, Inc. August 22, 2023. Accessed August 28, 2023. https://vetigel.com/blogs/news/cresilon-announces-distribution-agreement-for-vetigel-with-penn-veterinary-supply
  2. Weir M, Ruotsalo K, Tant MS. Testing for unexplained bleeding. VCA Animal Hospitals. Accessed August 28, 2023. https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/testing-for-signs-of-bleeding#:~:text=Most%20bleeding%20(hemorrhage)%20is%20caused,and%20no%20history%20of%20injury
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