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Promoting Learning in the Pharmaceutical Industry

BiomondeWound management is a key component of patient care in many common chronic conditions such as diabetes and circulatory disorders. One specific challenge is the debridement (removal of dead tissues) of chronic wounds, and finding the most effective treatment in each individual case.  Clinicians have differing strategies in the treatment of these conditions.

Larval academy biomondeBioMonde is a small pharmaceutical company who have developed a medical biotherapy using the larvae of the green bottle fly as an effective method of debridement. When introduced into chronic infected and necrotic wounds, larvae facilitate the removal of dead tissue.  A barrier to the use of this therapy is in encouraging clinicians to become confident and competent in utilising this approach.

To develop this competency, the clinicians need training and support in the use of the therapy, and this Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) was an opportunity to develop a bespoke, online academy of wound management called the Larval Academy.

In facilitating the development of this CPD platform with BioMonde, the University of South Wales supported the company’s strengthening of its commercial activity in several countries. 

The content and platform were designed to meet the learner’s needs in each market and can be adapted for each country’s medical legislation.

Well established in the UK and Germany, BioMonde had ambitions to secure and grow sales within these markets. It also aimed to expand sales geographically within both Europe and North America across a two year time frame.

Larval academy BiomondeThanks to The Larval Academy, the promotion of larval wound healing products was improved and BioMonde gained capacity to better address and respond to its new and existing customers’ needs.

This innovative digital instructional learning system, also allowed Biomonde to provide high quality training modules professionally accredited by appropriate UK CPD awarding bodies and to monitor the quality of the learning material delivered.

BioMonde and the University of South Wales have collaborated to maximise the company’s competition level and its market penetration at minimal cost to the business partner, capitalise on the KTP ROI.

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The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme is managed by Innovate UK and this project was funded by the Welsh Government.

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IMPACT

  • MEETING CUSTOMERS EXPECTATIONS IN THE RIGHT SECTOR 

The Larval Academy allowed Biomonde to improve the promotion of its products and gained capacity to better address and respond its new and existing customers’ needs.

  • EXPANDING THE MARKET 

Well established in the UK and Germany, BioMonde geographically expanded its sales within both Europe and North America with the result of having more patients to benefit from larval therapy

  • TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALITY CONTROL 

Biomonde has been provided with an innovative digital instructional learning system that acts as a platform for all future learning activity. The e-learning platform was tailored to deliver high quality training modules accredited by the UK CPD bodies.

  • HIGHLY COST-EFFECTIVE TRAINING

The Larval Academy allowed Biomonde to support its customers based in different countries across Europe in an accessible, consistent manner. The tailored e-learning platform offers translatable content to enhance customer knowledge in the use of this novel therapy.

Dr Simon Young is a registered Pharmacist and Academic Subject Manager at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education and has been a recipient significant research funding. 


David Lewis is an IT Support Manager in IT Services, responsible for desktop services. David has considerable experience in online learning, in both content delivery and assessment.  He has worked in both academic and support roles and has a number of publications and grant awards in the area of teaching and learning.


Mr Martin Lynch is the university’s Learning Systems Manager. Part of IT Services he manages the Learning Systems and infrastructure for the University of South Wales and has a background in interactive and rich-media production.


Faculty of Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

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By focusing on the workplace and preparation for practice, it allows specialist research units and centres to operate across the spectrum of health, education, sport and science.

Although staff members are aligned to one research area, the Faculty have adopted a holistic approach and collaboration across the different research units and groups is common. Researchers create links with health economics, social policy and psychology providing solutions to real-life problems.

Within health and social care, the Faculty have established units of national and international renown in learning disabilities, genetics education and public engagement, and health economics.

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