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Cedar due to launch clinical trial on wound healing device

Following a recommendation from the NICE Medical Technologies Advisory Committee, Cardiff Medicentre tenant Cedar will shortly begin work on a clinical trial for a medical device which may improve wound healing in hard-to-heal ulcers.

Cedar will be working with Cardiff University's Wound Healing Research Unit to deliver the study on the use of the MIST Therapy system.

MIST Therapy is a painless, non-contact, low frequency ultrasound delivered through a saline mist to the wound bed. These gentle sound waves stimulate the cells within and below the wound bed to promote healing.

The trial will be funded by Celleration, the manufacturer of the MIST Therapy system, through an unrestricted research grant.

NICE-recommended clinical trial due to start on promising wound healing device.


Dr Mark Bowman, Director of Innovation at Cardiff Medicentre said "I was delighted to learn that Cedar had been commissioned by NICE to set up this exciting clinical trial. The potential for Cedar to assist our medtech startups with their expertise is a key reason for having this organisation based at Cardiff Medicentre."

He added "The project also demonstrates the value of the co-location of Cardiff Medicentre and Cardiff University's School of Medicine on the Heath Park site."

For all Cardiff Medicentre media enquiries, please contact:

Carina Phillips
T: 07815 058283

Notes to editors

About Cardiff Medicentre

Cardiff Medicentre is a dedicated incubator for biotech and medtech startups. The facility is set in the grounds of the University of Wales Hospital and is a neighbour to Cardiff University’s School of Medicine.

Established in 1992, Cardiff Medicentre is a joint venture between Cardiff Council, Cardiff University, the Welsh Government and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. It was the first incubator of its kind in the UK and now provides 32 units of high quality office and lab space accommodation ranging from 284 sq ft to 1,045 sq ft. Low-cost desk leasing facilities are also available to encourage entrepreneurs to enter the Cardiff Medicentre community while writing business plans and raising finance.

Tenants at Cardiff Medicentre benefit from specialist support in establishing and growing their businesses. Their aim, and the aim of the Cardiff Medicentre management team, is graduation – the process of tenant businesses outgrowing the incubation facilities and moving into their own follow-on space, or being acquired.

Examples of successful graduate companies

  • Q Chip Ltd (completed $6 million venture capital investment round in 2011)
  • Cardiff Bioanalytical Services Ltd (acquired by LGC Ltd in 2010)
  • Cardiff Research Consortium (acquired by Capita Group plc for £11.6 million in 2009)
  • BioDynamics Research Ltd (acquired by Quotient BioResearch Ltd in 2008)
  • TrichoTech Ltd (acquired by Concateno plc for £11.25 million in 2007)
  • OnExamination Ltd (acquired by BMJ Group in 2007)

Published on Fri, 24th Aug 2012

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