Unique dressing technology

Through a unique dressing design and an innovative pump, PICO sNPWT has been shown to reduce lateral tension*8 and may help to reduce oedema9-11 - while promoting lymphatic drainage**12 - with a gentle silicone contact layer helping to minimise trauma and pain in the peri-wound area on dressing removal.13-15

Indicated for use on:

  • Surgically closed incision sites
  • Acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds
  • Chronic wounds and ulcers (such as diabetic or pressure)
  • Partial-thickness burns, flaps and grafts

Product features

Medical Education


*As demonstrated in biomechanical modelling.

**Demonstrated in vivo.

***As demonstrated in benchtop testing.


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4. Saunders C, et al. BJS open. 2021 Jan;5(1):zraa003.

5. Casey C. Consistent delivery of therapeutic negative pressure levels by a single use negative pressure wound therapy system (sNPWT)* in a wound model. Paper presented at: EWMA; 2019; Gothenburg, Sweden.

6. Kirsner R, et al. Wound Repair Regen. 2019;27(5):519 - 529.

7. Smith+Nephew 2018. Internal Report. DS.18.260.R.

8. Loveluck J, et al. ePlasty. 2016;16:183-195.

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