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Since Tri-Solfen® was commercially launched, over 80 million lambs have been treated and over 80% of Australian wool growers are now using Tri-Solfen for their sheep. Here’s what some of them have to say…

‘We have used pain relief for two years now and seen real production gains. We are concerned for the welfare of our animals and will continue to use pain relief to ensure they get the best care.’

Clinton Wise– Wililoo Merino Stud, Woodanilling, W.A.

'It easy to see the difference pain relief makes. Before, lambs would walk away hunched up, even taking a couple of hours to walk back to the paddock. Now they run straight back to Mum and start suckling,” says Rod. “My wool is now sold under the Better Choices brand. I see this as a definite advantage. I think it will be an advantage in the long run, to both me and the industry as a whole.'

Rod Miller– Glenpaen Merino Stud, Horsham, Vic

'After being treated with pain relief my lambs were more content and less stressed. As farmers we are sincere in looking after the welfare of our animals and using pain relief demonstrates this.'

Richard Coole– Frankland, W.A.

'We have been using pain relief for the past three years. We’re impressed by reduced bleeding in the mulesing wound immediately after application. Lambs run straight back to find the ewe, which has dramatically reduced our mortality rates. Flock management, post lamb marking is easier due to the effect of pain relief and the scab healing faster.'

Ryan & Malcom O’Dea– Peepingee Merino Stud, Narrogin, W.A.

'Using pain relief eases the stress and allows lambs to mother up and move back to the paddock easier with faster weight gains.'

Kent Lummis– Waverley Downs, Gilgandra, NSW

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Advisory Board

Ian Page

Non-Executive Director

Ian is Chief Executive Officer of Dechra Pharmaceuticals, which has a 33% shareholder in Medical Ethics. He joined National Veterinary Services, Dechra’s former services business in 1989 and joined the Board of Dechra in 1997. In October 2010, Ian was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Sanford DeLand Asset Management.

Dr Chris Roberts

Human Wound and Regulatory Advisor

Chris has over 20 years’ line management experience of heading clinical research teams. He was previously global head of Smith & Nephew clinical support and market development, where he managed global clinical Phase II and III programmes in the management of venous and pressure ulcers.

Lieutenant Colonel Professor Steven Jeffery

Medical Specialist Advisor

Steve has over 15 years’ experience in military plastic surgery. In 2011 he was awarded the Military Civilian Partnership Award for ‘Regular of the Year’, as well as receiving the Wounds UK ‘Key Contribution’ award and the Smith and Nephew ‘Customer Pioneer of the Year’ award. He has also been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ad eundum. He is an expert adviser to NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. Steve co-founded the Woundcare 4 Heroes charity, which is already making a big difference to the wound care of both serving and veteran personnel.

Dr Matthew Bayfield

Medical Specialist Scientific Director

Dr Matthew Bayfield, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Strathfield Private Hospital and VMO Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Professor Peter Windsor

Veterinarian Research Advisor

Peter is a registered specialist veterinary surgeon in New South Wales and an emeritus Professor at Sydney University. He holds a BVSc (Hons), PhD, DVSc and diploma from the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management.

Dr Julian Braidwood

Global Regulatory Affairs Advisor

Julian has held leadership roles and managed international clinical projects with Grampian. He was previously Regulatory Affairs Manager at Novartis Animal Health. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Triveritas, where he is responsible for a team of 40 animal health specialists across the EU and the US.

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Press Release

Medical Ethics appoints leading British Army surgeon to its Advisory Board

August 20, 2018

Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jeffery, Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon, to help guide the strategy for the development of the Group’s technology in humans for military application

Melbourne, Australia – 20 August 2018 – Medical Ethics Pty Ltd (“Medical Ethics” or “the Group”), a commercial and development company focused on pain mitigation in wounds for humans and animals, announces the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jeffery, Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham to its Advisory Board. Together with the existing members of the Advisory Board, Steven will provide expert analysis of the Group’s research and development plans and help in developing strategies for its unique technology platform. In particular, Steven’s extensive experience in the British Army and as a burns and plastic surgeon will be utilised to investigate the potential of the Group’s technology in humans for the immediate treatment of wounds in military and civilian field environments.

Steven joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a medical student in 1986. He qualified from the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester in 1989, and served as a Medical Officer with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders before completing his basic surgical training, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of Glasgow. He completed three operational tours of duty in Northern Ireland during this time.

Pursuing his interest in burns and other soft tissue injuries, Steven completed his plastic surgical training in East Grinstead, Newcastle and Perth, Western Australia before his first consultant job in Newcastle in 2003. In 2007, Steven moved to Selly Oak Hospital (now the Queen Elizabeth Hospital) in Birmingham, the UK’s primary receiving hospital for service personnel injured on operations, to be the first military plastic surgeon in the city, as well as to be part of the burns team. He also completed four tours of Afghanistan during this time.

In recognition of his contribution to developing the military plastic surgery medical and nursing teams, Steven was awarded the Military Civilian Partnership Award for ‘Regular of the Year’ in 2011, as well as receiving the Wounds UK ‘Key Contribution’ award and the Smith and Nephew ‘Customer Pioneer of the Year’ award the same year.

Steven is a Patron of the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust Charity, and has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ad eundem. He is an expert adviser to NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. In 2011, he co-founded the Woundcare 4 Heroes charity, which is already making a big difference to the wound care of both serving and veteran personnel.

Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jeffery, Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, commented: 

“Pain is a real problem for my patients. Currently, there is nothing available for the topical treatment of injured military personnel. Medical Ethics’ unique combination technology has the potential to reduce the pain, as well as the risk of infection, of wounds in the field environment. I believe this technology is particularly suited for use on the battlefield, with the potential for the product to be easily carried and used by individual soldiers. I also believe it has the potential to lift soldier’s morale to know there is a product available to quickly reduce pain should they be injured. I am therefore pleased to be part of this Advisory Board and I look forward to working with Medical Ethics to develop its technology for military application.”

Allan Giffard, Managing Director of Medical Ethics, added:

“We are excited to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jeffery to our established Advisory Board of recognised key opinion leaders in both human and animal health. Steven’s extensive insight and experience in the military and wound care settings will be invaluable as we continue the development of our technology in humans.”

Please see a link to a video of Steven discussing the potential of the Group’s technology for military application here.

The Group’s Advisory Board was set up in March 2017 to provide expert analysis of the Group’s research and development plans and to help in developing strategies for its unique technology platform in humans and animals. Existing members of the Advisory Board include:

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Further information

Medical Ethics

Allan Giffard, Managing Director
+61 419 362 286

FTI Consulting

Sydney, Australia:
Celia Moore
+61 432 344 069

London, UK:
Brett Pollard, Victoria Foster Mitchell
+44 (0)20 3727 1000