Welsh Wound Innovation Centre

Three female students working on a prosthetic leg with wounds

A Centre of Excellence in wound prevention and treatment.

The Welsh Wound Innovation Centre (WWIC) is a £4m research hub devoted to tackling the "silent epidemic" of wound care.

Finding new ways of treating and preventing hard-to-heal wounds underpins WWIC’s vision to reduce NHS wound care costs by lowering hospital admissions and stays.

Flagship centre

View of front of Welsh Wound Centre from side angle

WWIC – a wholly owned subsidiary of Cardiff University – is a flagship for clinical innovation in Wales. Based at Llantrisant near Cardiff, the Centre was set up with £2.5m funding from the Welsh Government, local health boards and the private sector. WWIC already supports several small businesses based in Wales, America and Australia. Investment in WWIC funds clinical trials and finances the development of new products and technologies. The Centre also provides wound healing education and training for medical professionals.

Welsh Wound Innovation Centre