Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Johnny Mercer joined with Nutissu staff to announce Veterans Health Innovation Fund awards aiming to improve the UK’s capability to save lives, enabling the further development and deployment of breakthrough electrotherapy e-plaster® technology.
LONDON – 23 FEBRUARY 2023 – Nutissu limited (www.nutissu.com) is excited to welcome the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Johnny Mercer MP, at its London laboratory for the announcement of a significant grant award from the Office for Veterans’ Affairs’ Health Innovation Fund to further develop and deploy its ground-breaking e-plaster® technology.
The unique Nutissu e-plaster® is a miniaturised electrotherapy device that enables simple and cost-effective delivery of electrotherapy at a press of a button. The e-plaster® is designed to help ‘re-boot’ the body’s natural bioelectric current to promote tissue healing, significantly improving wound repair and recovery, whilst giving a degree of independence to the veterans in managing a wound and reducing frequency of dressing changes.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Johnny Mercer MP commented: “It was great to visit Nutissu today to hear about their e-plaster concept which has the potential to help so many of our veterans.
“I’m delighted that we’re providing funding to projects like Nutissu’s, that utilise the latest developments in research and clinical care. These initiatives will spur innovation and new techniques to treat veterans – both with physical and mental health conditions – who have been injured in the line of duty.”
Dr Achala de Mel, Nutissu Founder and CEO, added: “We are very pleased to welcome the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs at our Laboratory today and to have the opportunity to share with him how our innovative e-plaster® technology can dramatically improve wound treatment and significantly increase complete recovery. The Veterans Health Innovation Fund is enabling us to rapidly progress the development of the e-plaster® from porotype to full development and patient trials.”
Professor Steve Jeffery, Professor of Wounds, Plastic Surgeon, and Clinical Director/Chief Clinical Officer of NuTissu commented: “I am delighted to be involved with this project, and to see this through from the bench to the bedside. The burden imposed on individual patients and society as a whole is enormous and I hope that this innovation will be able to make a big difference to the quality of patients’ lives.”
Nutissu is one of the 22 projects in receipt of the overall £5m award, receiving a grant of £170,000, to help the physical and mental health of veterans, with the future potential to contribute to mainstream and improved treatments by the wider NHS.