Medetec is run by Dr Steve Thomas who, for
over thirty years, was Director of the Surgical
Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL) in South Wales, a
National Health Service (NHS) laboratory which is
widely regarded as the United Kingdom's leading
centre for testing dressings and medical devices.
Dr Thomas has published widely on a range of topics
relating to wound management. Details of these publications can be found here .
In 1995 whilst still in SMTL, Dr Thomas was
responsible for reintroducing maggot therapy into
Europe. He subsequently left the NHS in 2005 to become
Technical Director of ZooBiotic Ltd, a small
pharmaceutical company that was established
specifically to produce and sell medical maggots under
the name of LarvE.
In May 2007 Dr Thomas left ZooBiotic and established
Medetec. Since that time he has
remained very active in the wound dressings area,
providing a consultancy and medical writing service to
the wound care industry, and technical advice in a
number of legal cases. He has also acted as an
independent expert witness.
He has also recently completed a textbook entitled
Surgical Dressings and Wound Management, and
developed Medetec Medical Images,
a comprehensive library of pictures of wounds and wound
dressings which, for educational purposes, is available free of charge to
healthcare staff and other involved in the practice of wound care.