NICE has developed medical technology guidance on th ReCell Spray-On Skin system.
NICE medical technologies guidance addresses specific technologies notified to NICE by sponsors. The 'case for adoption' is based on the claimed advantages of introducing the specific technology compared with current management of the condition. This case is reviewed against the evidence submitted and expert advice. The medical technology guidance on the ReCell Spray-On Skin system for treating skin loss, scarring and depigmentation after burn injury recommends further research. This recommendation is not intended to preclude the use of the technology in the NHS but to identify further evidence which, after evaluation, could support a recommendation for wider adoption.
NICE has said that the ReCell Spray-On Skin system shows potential to improve healing in acute burns. Research is recommended to address uncertainties about the claimed patient and system benefits of the ReCell Spray-On Skin system.
Is this guidance up to date?
NICE has deferred the review of ReCell Spray-On Skin. See the review decision for further information.
Next review: 2019
This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, healthcare professionals are expected to take this guidance fully into account. However, the guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.
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