Dr Gavin Hughes, Physical testing Manager at SMTL, presented the results of SMTL's recent test programme for the All Wales contract for compression garments at the British Lymphology Society 2014 conference in Birmingham. Gavin won the "Best Newcomer" award, as this was the first time SMTL have presented at the BLS.  

The presentation stirred a great deal of interest from both NHS staff and industry.



Welcome to the SMTL blog.  We will be blogging about a number of our test methods and up and coming developments over the next few months.

This is the final of the three posters which we presented at Wounds 2013.  It details the results for Log Reduction by Shaking against low adherent dressings.  These results are from the testing for dressings as part of the 2009/2010 All-Wales NHS Wound Management Contract.


If you need dressings tested, please contact us.

SMTL have recently updated two of our research papers.  Firstly the Safer Sharps - Scalpel and Suture needles paper has been updated with the latest information.  Sharps injuries are a common occupational hazard for health care workers in the NHS and this report summarises 'safety' scalpels and associated products.  Secondly the Infusion therapy - requirements for flow control paper has been updated.  This paper summarises guidance currently available in the area.

We also have a range of papers from our Safer Sharps series, which are available on

This is the second of three posters which we presented at Wounds 2013.  Similar to the first poster, which details the results from the testing against alginate dressings this poster shows the results for Direct Inoculation against Foam dressings. 


We have a wide range of dressings testing available.  But we have full details of our foam dressings testing on our website.  If you want any extra information please contact us.

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