Smith & Nephew

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Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business. They have leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma. [1]

They are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and their shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange. [1]

The firms history dates back over 150 years to the family enterprise of Thomas James Smith who opened a small pharmacy in Hull in 1856. The firm was taken on by his nephew Horatio Nelson Smithin 1896 following the death of his uncle Thomas Smith. [2]


Smith & Nephew is a donor to the Science Media Centre. [3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 at a glance smith&nephew, accessed 7 November 2014
  2. History smith&nephew, accessed 7 November 2014
  3. SMC, Funding, accessed 29 September 2013. See also Science Media Centre - Funding
  4. Register 1st December 2014 - 28th February 2015 APPC, accessed 9 March 2015