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About Synapse

Synapse Electroceutical is a leading UK medical technology company with over 15 years experience of developing and producing medical devices grounded in Synapse's unique, clinically proven and patented electroceutical technology.

Incorporated in January 2003, our early work focused on product development, defining intellectual property rights, and refining and securing patents. Sustained growth followed; we now have a strong and committed workforce, our products are recognised for their clinical excellence and value for money across the medical and sport sectors in the UK and worldwide.

Our key product is Accel-Heal, an externally applied electroceutical (EAE) for the treatment of complex wounds. It is a 12 day treatment course consisting of six, battery powered, 48 hour single use units, applied consecutively. Accel-Heal is the only EAE proven to expedite effective healing by changing physiological processes implicated in wound complexity; it targets a key underlying cause of why wounds do not heal and become complex. Accel-Heal EAE is listed within the Drug Tariff, and available for clinical prescribing in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Visit the Accel-Heal product website at www.accelheal.com to find out more.

Developed to provide ease and simplicity of clinical application, based on Synapse's unique electroceutical technology, Accel-Heal EAE improves treatment outcomes, increases healing rates and significantly contributes to treatment cost savings.

Contact us here if you would like to find out more about Synapse, Accel-Heal EAE, our unique electroceutical technology or products in development.

Synapse quality and excellence

All Synapse electroceutical products are designed and manufactured to conform with the highest standards of quality and safety.

All our products adhere to the quality standards dictated by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), Medical Device Directive (MDD), Medical Device Classification and carry the Conformité Européenne (CE) marking. In 2007 Synapse Micro-Current Ltd achieved ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and ISO 13485 accreditation for the design and manufacture of medical devices for sport and medical applications.  In addition, Synapse has over 50 patents already granted and several pending in key territories of the world as well as a number of registered trademarks.

Synapse Electroceutical medical products are officially certified as Class IIA devices under the medical directive 93/42/EEC. All have full Medical Devices Directive approval under ISO 13485:200 which while ensuring patient safety, compliance with regional and national laws and maintaining efficiency within the organisation, certifies the product's suitability for European markets.

Accel-Heal®  carries the CE mark having been tested and approved by Notified Body 0120 Accel-Heal® is manufactured to ISO 13485:2003 for the design and manufacture of medical devices and our Quality Management System holds ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.
Click here to download a (pdf) copy of the ISO 13485 certification
Click here to download a (pdf) copy of the ISO 9001 certification
Click here to download a (pdf) copy of the ISO 93/42 EEC certification
Click to download a (pdf) copy of the declaration of conformity
All Synapse Electroceutical products carry the CE marking.
For a comprehensive document covering hazards, contra-indications and warranty please visit this link

The Synapse Electroceutical Accel-heal® unit is classified as Class IIA medical devices, having been tested and approved by Notified Body 0120 at meeting the standards of the Medical Devices Directive and the ISO 13485 management system.
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Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Approval for Accel-Heal in Australia.

About our people

Executive Directors

John Gildersleeve
Chief Executive Officer

John has over 18 years experience founding disruptive technology start ups. He has achieved both trade sales and public flotations across sectors including e-commerce, entertainment and digital communications. Co-founding Synapse Electroceutical in 2003, John has led the evolution from broad based ‘electrical stimulation' into the focused innovative, approved advanced woundcare product, Accel-Heal. Email John

Andrew Wildman ACA
Chief Financial Officer

A qualified accountant since 1994, Andrew’s experience includes leading the AIM IPO teams at Deloitte and Ernst & Young where he worked with numerous entrepreneurial businesses, including pharma and biotech companies, on successful IPOs. Email Andrew

Non Executive Directors

Reid Thurlow
Non Executive Chairman

Reid, a New Zealand national, has over 25 years in the Trust & Financial Services industry and works with HNWI clients on all facets of their wealth and estate planning requirements. He sits on the Board of various companies with diversified investments and holdings and is himself an investor in private equity opportunities.

Andy Boyes
Non Executive Director

Andy has enjoyed a successful, 32 year career at Smith & Nephew, the FTSE 100 medical technology business engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling medical devices in the Advanced Wound Management and Advanced Surgical Devices sectors. Andy is passionate about the wound care sector and helping improve the lives of patients suffering with debilitating complex wounds.

Christa Echtle
Non Executive Director

Christa has over 30 years experience in Healthcare. Until 2003, she was CEO of a LSE listed company. Since then, she has worked as Chair for a number of Healthcare investment companies for a variety of Private Equity houses. She has also acted as NED on the Board of a LSE listed company. Her particular experience encompass specialist healthcare recruitment, childcare and education services, healthcare IT solutions, healthcare products and services and healthcare innovations.

Craig Morgan
Non Executive Director

Craig currently works in Global Prime Finance at Deutsche Bank. Prior to this, Craig was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley where he worked for over 15 years.


It's great working with us

We love working here and know that you would too. Our teams are knowledgable, enthusiastic and committed. 

Current Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies at Synapse.