Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

PICO represents a unique way of treating patients who would benefit from the application of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). PICO has been shown to provide positive patient outcomes when applied to open wounds, closed surgical incisions and skin grafts. 

The PICO system is canister-free which means the pump is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. This makes the system very discreet and portable for the patient to wear.

The PICO pump generates an effective negative pressure of -80mmHg5 and provides therapy for up to 7 days.

The PICO pump is connected to a conformable, innovatively designed dressing which:

  • Is easily applied and removed, minimising skin trauma2 and delivers the negative pressure across the wound bed or closed incision1
  • Is designed to reduce the risk of pressure points and supports patient comfort
  • Manages the fluid away from the wound or closed incision through a unique combination of absorbency and evaporation1. 


Provided as a convenient all-in-one-system, canister-free PICO supports patients in maintaining their daily activities. Patients may be safely discharged with PICO in place the size and simplicity gives confidence that they can manage the system at home.

Healthcare providers can be confident in using PICO because it has been shown to lead to improved patient outcomes and utilisation of resources across a range of wound types and care settings.

PICO is presented to provide one week (7 days) of therapy. In each kit there is one pump plus two dressings complete with fixation strips. This enables a dressing change to be carried out within the therapy life of the pump if this is clinically necessary.

Being single use, PICO can be kept on the shelf to allow easy access to the therapy when it's needed.



  • Hudson D, et al. Simplified negative pressure wound therapy: clinical evaluation of an ultraportable, no-canister system. International Wound Journal 2013
  • Hurd T, Evaluating the Cost and Benefits of Innovations in Chronic Wound Care Products and Practices. Ostomy Wound Management 2013; 59(6): supp. 1-15
  • Selvaggi F, et al. New Advances in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) for Surgical Wounds of Patients Affected with Crohn’s Disease. Surgical Technology International 2014; 24: 83-89
  • Edwards J. Use of a portable Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system (NPWT) (PICO) for split thickness skin grafts. Poster presented at Wounds UK Conference, Harrogate; 2012.
  • Malmsjo M, et al. Biological Effects of a Disposable, Canisterless Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System. ePlasty 2014; 14: 113-127
  • Casey C. Comparison of Pressure Transmission through Port Area of Current PICO and PICO Soft Port Dressings. Data on file; 2014: report DS/14/065/R
  • Casey C. Comparison of Pressure Transmission through RENASYS Drape and Palermo Designs in-vitro Test. Data on file; 2014: report DS/14/066/R
  • Bullough L, et al. Changing woundcare protocols to reduce post-operative caesarean section infection and readmission. Wounds UK 2014; 10(1); 84-89
  • Nuila L. NPWT in incisions in cardiothoracic surgery. Paper presented at 5th NPWT Expert Panel Meeting, Frankfurt; 2014

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