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.
1.1 The ReCell Spray‑On Skin system shows potential to improve healing in acute burns. However, there is insufficient evidence on its use in clinical practice, particularly in relation to which patients might benefit most from its use, to support the case for its routine adoption in the NHS.
1.2 Research is recommended to address uncertainties about the claimed patient and system benefits of the ReCell Spray‑On Skin system. Clinical outcomes should include time to 95% healing, length of hospital stay, cosmetic appearance of the scar and function of the burned area, compared with standard care. As relevant databases and registers are available, the research might include analysis of data generated from these. NICE will explore the development of appropriate further evidence, in collaboration with the technology sponsor and with clinical and academic partners, and will update this guidance if and when new and substantive evidence becomes available.