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Andy Boyes appointed as Non-Executive Director to Synapse Electroceutical Limited

Synapse Electroceutical Limited is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Boyes to the Board. Andy has enjoyed a successful, 32 year career at Smith & Nephew, the FTSE 100 medical technology business engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling medical devices in the Advanced Wound Management and Advanced Surgical Devices sectors with sales in excess of £4 billion. Andy is passionate
about the wound care sector and helping improve the lives of patients suffering with debilitating complex wounds and since leaving Smith & Nephew has focussed on providing Board level support and strategic direction in the sector.

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'Electrical stimulation therapy and electroceutical treatment for the management of venous leg ulcers’ published in Community Wound Care

The use of innovative technologies for transforming and improving clinical outcomes and reducing costs in the NHS was an integral component of the NHS Five Year Forward View (2014). The use of electroceutical treatment has been demonstrated to both improve patient outcomes and reduce costs to the NHS for the management of chronic wounds.

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‘The health economic burden that acute and chronic wounds impose on an average clinical commissioning group / health board in the UK’ published in the Journal of Wound Care

It is estimated that the annual prevalence of chronic wounds is growing at the rate of 12%; largely as a result of an average healing rate of 43%. At this growth rate, chronic wounds alone (leg, foot and pressure ulcers) are expected to cost £5.3bn per annum by 2017/2018 and £9.4bn a year in another 5 years time.

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