TracheSeal



Inventors:

Malcolm Russell, Luke Cascarini and Claudia Russell

Member Trust:

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Innovation:

A novel dressing for treating wounds which result from temporary tracheostomies, with an integrated button plate to enable easy, accurate and consistent location of the tracheostomy wound to which the patient can apply gentle pressure through actions such as speaking, coughing and sneezing. This dressing helps with quicker wound healing, faster restoration of speech and no damage to the skin after dressing removal.

 

Role of Health Enterprise East:

Helping with patents and design rights, funding prototyping designs and proof of concept, as well as finding a suitable licensee - P3 Medical - and negotiated the licence terms which has allowed for the delivery of the product to market.