Kieran Mullan, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, has paid a visit to a local Crewe based business that helps saves UK soldiers’ lives with the medical products they make.
Medtrade products are used by both our SAS and the US Special Forces and have a long history of use on the battlefield. Medtrade’s Celox gauze and granules can be put onto and into wounds to stop bleeding, improving the chance of survival from a severe injury like a bullet or knife injury.
Celox products use chitosan, a natural product extracted from shrimp shells. When it comes into contact with blood, Celox swells, gels, and sticks together to make a gel like clot.
Kieran recently visited their site on Electra Way in Crewe, meeting with Alistair Grant, their Global Commercial Director and their lab scientists. While there, he had a chance to try out their products on a dummy.
Kieran commented, “It is really good to see that we have such successful, local businesses, like Medtrade in the area. They do fantastic work, producing potentially life-saving products that are used widely by special forces around the world. I look forward to working with them closely in future to see where else we might make use of them. I know their products are being used increasingly in healthcare and with the police and that they also want to think of ways to support Crewe and the area as well. Success for them could mean more jobs and investment locally.”
Kieran followed this up with a meeting with Trade Minister Penny Morduant MP who agreed to raise awareness of the product during a recent visit to the United States.
Speaking after the visit, Alistair said, “It is great to have a local MP with a wide clinical background who came into politics after being a doctor. We were delighted to discuss how our life-saving products could help local communities with him. We were proud to share our products and demonstrate the science behind the Celox technology, proving their life-saving abilities. We look forward to our further endeavours and looking to support the community locally.”