WARNING : In the United States, Ricarimpex leeches may only be used as an adjunct to the healing of graft tissue when problems of venous congestion may delay healing, or to overcome problems of venous congestion by creating prolonged localized bleeding. Leeches have not been cleared by the FDA for any of the applications in general medicine described on this website or in any other source of information on medicinal leeches, scientific or otherwise.


LEECHES USA : exclusive distributor for the whole of North America for over 20 years.

Moscow International Medical Leech Centre : Through this partnership, RICARIMPEX developed its first laboratory breeding trials. The centre’s director, Prof. Guennady NIKONOV is a company shareholder and is a member of the scientific board of the Fédération Internationale pour la Protection et la Promotion de la Sangsue médicinale (International Federation for the Protection and Promotion of Medical Leeches).

Innovapharma/Nutriex : exclusive distributor for Brazil.

Centre Jean ROSTAND : RICARIMPEX operates its second production site in partnership with the Centre, whose director, Pierre DARRE, is also a company shareholder.

Laboratoire de Neuroimmunologie et Neurochimie des Annélides (Annelid Neuro-immunology and
Neurochemistry Laboratory) in Lille : RICARIMPEX works closely with Michel SALZET’s team in the field of research and development.