About

From humble beginnings

Kia ora, hello

Hi, my name’s Alan Smith and I am the founder of Brinnson Research.

Having spent the vast majority of my life working with my hands and being subjected to countless cuts, grazes, scrapes and nicks through the course of my work, I became very despondent with available methods of wound treatment.

Like everyone else who experiences a minor wound, my experience of wound treatment was generally running off to find somewhere to wash the wound, finding something to sterilise it with and then waiting around for the wound to stop bleeding enough to effectively apply a bandage. Given the frequency that this happened, I often found myself wondering why there isn’t a better way to treat wounds.

It wasn’t until my work took me a sophisticated dairy processing facility that I had my lightbulb moment. Whilst working in a refinement area of the facility I cut my finger open. This section of the facility was where the byproduct of the processing method was delivered. The byproduct was a white powder and as I knew the powder would be thrown out due to the contamination of my blood, I continued to work. I carried on working until I had finished the job and noticed my finger was caked in the powder. I shook the excess powder off my hands and noticed that the wound has stopped bleeding and formed a scab. It appeared that the powder had absorbed and coagulated the blood at the wound site.

I bandaged my finger and two days later took it off and was absolutely amazed by how quickly it had healed. Somehow, the powder had not only helped rapidly coagulate my blood, but also contained properties that prevented infection. I immediately knew that this was the innovation I had been looking for all those years.

From that moment, I began researching the proprieties of the powder and with the help of Trinity BioActives, I began the process of scientifically testing and refining the formula that would become Ouchie Powder. 

With the formula perfected, the product was first trialed on animals with amazing results. Moving on to human trials, the results were again outstanding with significant and measurable healing experienced by all participants.

We have since renamed and rebranded the original product to SealUp® and set up our research and development company Brinnson Research. 

Through Brinnson Direct, we are further adding value to our product line with infusions of Mānuka, Clover and Rewarewa Honey, whilst doing due diligence within the natural wellness industry and broader sprectrum of nutraceuticals using New Zealand herbs and traditional medicines.