About Us

NelDerm®, a Cleveland-based medical device manufacturer, is on a mission to become the gold standard in pressure injury prevention and treatment with its patent-pending P.O.D. technology. 

Company History

In 2014, after a short time working as a Corrosion Engineer, Kevin Nelson decided to pursue his own business opportunity with a first-of-its-kind hypoallergenic dressing that he had developed on his own. Nelson Innovations, or NelDerm, was born. 

In 2020 at the height of the Pandemic, Kevin re-directed his manufacturer to produce face shields in response to the high demand for PPE. They sold over 2 million face shields to facilities in need across the country.

Later that year, NelDerm conducted a large-scale customer survey that revealed significant pain points amongst customers using the standard of care pressure offloading devices. Consequently, Kevin along with Wound Care Physician Dr. David Perse co-invented an innovative solution called the HeelP.O.D., which is the first commercialization of their P.O.D. technology for treatment and prevention of pressure injuries.

Meet the Team

Kevin Nelson
Founder & CEO

Kevin began his career in corrosion engineering and after a few years, decided to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams with the development of a hypoallergenic wound dressing. His success led him to founding NelDerm, where he continues to spearhead innovation in the wound care space with a disruptive technology designed to manage and prevent pressure injuries.

Andrew Foley
Territory Account Manager

Andy has medical device experience in Trauma and Extremities. Before NelDerm, he was a sales representative for Smith+Nephew, gaining valuable hospital-selling insights. With NelDerm, he is focused initially in the North East Ohio region but will scale his success on a national level as well.

Clinical Advisors

Dr. David Perse,

Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum,

Jennifer Cordray,

Dr. Dean Mayors,