won the Venture Capital-Backed Management Team of the Year category.
Wound care company ZooBiotic
has appointed a specialist nurse to support healthcare professionals in treating patients with maggots in the region.
Mary's own family has also benefited from the maggots, which are now produced by spin-off company Zoobiotic
. She has treated her husband, daughter and son-in-law in this way.
One UK company, ZooBiotic
Ltd, farms maggots from the sterilised eggs of the common greenbottle, Lucila sericata.
, which produces sterile maggots for medical use, claimed health boards could save millions of pounds a year by switching from conventional hydrogel treatments.
Her constituency includes the firm Zoobiotic
, one of Britain's leading suppliers of maggots.
South Wales is also a leading producer of medicinal maggots - Bridgend-based company BioMonde, previously known as ZooBiotic
, specialises in maggot therapy for chronic, infected and necrotic wounds.
The Bridgend-based company ZooBiotic
has developed a new dressing system that will allow maggot therapy to be used worldwide.
A manufacturer of larval therapy products, ZooBiotic
has acquired German company Bio-Monde for an undisclosed sum.
As production gets under way at ZooBiotic
's new pounds 1m Bridgend facility, technical director Dr Steve Thomas said the grubs, used to heal infected wounds, could revolutionise the health service.
The breeders of the maggots, ZooBiotic
of Bridgend, which has been backed by the NHS since it was set up in the mid-1990s, is joining forces with the Cardiff University's department of wound healing to conduct the trial, which will take place in the hospitals with patients recruited over the next 12 months.
Bosses at Zoobiotic
, the medical firm behind the move, have said it will not just be the grubs that multiply.