The Technical Publications section of Dressings.org contains scientific communications based upon data generated by the SMTL as part of its commercial testing activities. The documents may take one of two forms.
The simplest is a copy of the original technical report which contains a brief description of the test methods used together with the test results. Competitor products used as a comparator may be suitably anonomised if thought necessary.
The alternative presentation consists of the same test data together with some narrative that might discuss the clinical relevance of the results or provide some form of discussion or conclusions.
All these documents are included on the site at the specific request of the commissioning organisation but are only published if they meet certain strict criteria as identified below.
Furthermore SMTL will not knowingly publish incorrect or misleading data involving the use of inappropriate comparators which show the test material in an artificially good light. The SMTL also reserves the right to refuse to publish data that is known to be unrepresentative of the performance of a particular product.