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. (Dr Thomas' publications.
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
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 is available free of charge to healthcare staff for educational purposes.