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Our latest wound therapy technology. This changes everything

The information on this website is intended for healthcare professionals only.

We have made a number of improvements to our existing PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (sNPWT) technology, to further enhance performance and optimise wound healing1-2. Released in 2018, PICO 7 is our most advanced wound therapy device.


  • Use uninterrupted for up to 7 days, potentially saving time and money by optimising dressing changes1-3
  • Twice as effective at dealing with air leaks, compared to the previous version of PICO sNPWT4
  • Can be used in hard-to-seal or awkward places5.
  • Improved patient experience with a more efficient, quieter pump and integrated belt clip for full portability6-7.
  • A new ‘dressing full’ change indicator, designed to help optimise dressing change frequency, including an integrated ‘start date’ note area.
  • Our AIRLOCK™ Technology distributes pressure evenly for optimal comfort and performance8

PICO 7 is now available in multipacks of single dressings to add further flexibility in dressing choice.


Clinically effective for the treatment of acute9-11, chronic1-2, 9, 12-17 and surgically closed incision sites1,9-10,18-29. Helping you get CLOSER TO ZERO delay in wound healing.

View our full PICO 7 size chart and ordering information.


PICO 7 application – surgically closed incision sites: Cardiac

PICO 7 application – surgically closed incision sites: C-section

PICO 7 application – surgically closed incision sites: Knee

PICO 7 application – open/chronic wounds: Leg ulcer

PICO 7 application – open/chronic wounds: Diabetic foot ulcer (with foam wound filler)

PICO 7 dressing removal

PICO 7 dressing removal (with presence of wound filler)


Watch more PICO videos on our Education & Evidence site

Relieving the pressure of wound therapy.

The unique 4-layered design of PICO 7 sNPWT offers a number of simultaneous actions to assist in the quality, speed and strength of wound healing1-2,18,23

View our guide to identifying patients with a high risk of wound complication.

For any specific patient requirements, or for help identifying the right dressing choice, please contact us.

For effective, easy-to-use traditional negative pressure wound therapy (tNPWT)

The RENASYS™ tNPWT system addresses the clinical need for traditional negative pressure wound therapy across a wide range of acute, chronic and surgical wound types.


For other patient requirements:


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* PICO dressings share the same wound contact layer as ALLEVYN


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    1) Dowsett C et al. Use of PICO to improve clinical and economic outcomes in hard-to-heal wounds. Wounds Int. 2017; 8(2):52-58.
    2) Hampton J. Providing cost-effective treatment of hard-to-heal wounds in the community through use of NPWT. Br J Community Nurs. 2015; 20:S14–S20.
    3) Nherera LM et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of single-use negative pressure wound therapy dressings (sNPWT) to reduce surgical site complications (SSC) in routine primary hip and knee replacements. Wound Repair & Regeneration 2017; 25(3):474-482. DOI:10.1111/wrr.12530
    4) Data on file, reference DS/17/666/R2: Comparison of PICO 1.6 and 2.1 device air leak tolerance. January 2018.
    5) Data on file report OR-DOF/42. A volunteer trial to assess dressing performance of Palermo (PICO) multisite vs control. March 2014
    6) WMP.11446.UEF/R3 Project Fairbanks Human Factors Summary Report Issue 2. R. Knight, August 2016.
    7) Data on file, reference DS/17/701/R2: Acoustic Testing Report: Comparison of PICO 7 to PICO 1.6 devices. January 2018.
    8) Malmsjö M. et al. Biological effects of a disposable, canisterless Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system. Eplasty 2014; 14:e15.
    9) Canonico S. et al. Therapeutic possibilities of portable NPWT. Initial multidisciplinary observation with the negative pressure therapy device. Acta Vulnol Issue 2, 2012; 10: 57-66.
    10) Payne C, Edwards D: Application of the single-use negative pressure wound therapy device (PICO) on a heterogeneous group of surgical and traumatic wounds: Eplasty Apr 2014, 14: e20.
    11) Rossington, A; A prospective, open, non-comparative, multicentre study to evaluate the functionality and dressing performance of a new negative pressure enhanced dressing (NPED) in acute wounds, CT09/02, May 2015.
    12) Rafiq G; A Prospective, open non-comparative, multi-centre study to evaluate the functionality and dressing performance of a new single-use negative pressure wound therapy dressing (PICO) in shallow chronic wounds, CT 10/01, Feb 2012.
    13) Hurd T; Trueman P; Rossington A; Use of a portable, single-use negative pressure wound therapy device in home care patients with low to moderately exuding wounds: a case series; Ostomy Wound Management supplement, Issue 3, 2014. 60: 30-36
    14) Stryja J. et al, 2015: Farmakoekonomika Ambulantní Terapie RanKontrolovaným Podtlakem (Cost-Effectiveness of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Outpatient Setting). Rozhl Chir 94(8): 322–28, 2015
    15) Dunn R et al. Factors associated with positive outcomes in 131 patients treated with gauze-based negative pressure wound therapy Int J Surg. 9(3):258-262. 2011.
    16) Young, S.R. ; Hampton, S; Martin, R; Non-invasive assessment of negative pressure wound therapy using high frequency diagnostic ultrasound: oedema reduction and new tissue accumulation; Int Wound J. 2013;10(4):383-388.
    17) Schwartz J.A., et al, 2015: Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for the treatment of chronic lower leg wounds. Journal of Wound Care 24: Issue S2 S4-9.
    18) Strugala V and Martin R. Meta-analysis of comparative trials evaluating a prophylactic single-use negative pressure wound therapy system for the prevention of surgical site complications. Surgical Infections 2018; 18 (7):810-819. DOI: 10.1089/sur.2017.156.
    19) Galiano R.D., Hudson D, Shin J, et al. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy for prevention of wound healing complications following reduction mammoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018;6:e1560; doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001560; Published online 12 January 2018.
    20) Witt-Majchrzak et al: Preliminary outcome of treatment of post-operative primarily closed sternotomy wounds treated using negative pressure wound therapy. Polish Journal of Surgery (2014) Vol 86(Issue 10): 456-465.
    21) Rodden D. et al. NPWT: Incision management in high risk cardiothoracic patients reducing surgical site infection and length of stay, Poster presented at STSC Conference 2015.
    22) Karlakki SL et al. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings (iNPWTd) in routine primary hip and knee arthroplasties: A randomised controlled trial. Bone & Joint Research (2016) Vol 5 (Issue 8): pp 328-337 doi:10.1302/2046-3758.58.BJR-2016-0022.R1.
    23) O’Leary D.P. et al, Prophylactic negative pressure dressing use in closed laparotomy wounds following abdominal operations. A randomised, controlled, open-label trial: The P.I.C.O. trial. Ann Surg. 2017; Jun 265(6):1082-1086.
    24) Holt R and Murphy J. PICO incision closure in oncoplastic breast surgery: a case series. Br J Hosp Med 2015; 76(4):217-223.
    25) 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 XXIV; 83- 89.
    26) Pellino G et al. Prophylactic Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in colorectal surgery. Effects on surgical site events: current status and call to action, Updates Surg 2015; DOI 10.10007/s 13304-015-0298-z.
    27) Nordmeyer M et al. Negative pressure wound therapy for seroma prevention and surgical incision treatment in spinal fracture care. Int Wound Journal 2015; DOI: 10.111/iwj.12436.
    28) Matsumoto, T. and Parekh S.G. Use of negative pressure wound therapy on closed surgical incision after total ankle arthroplasty. Foot & Ankle International (2015) Vol 36 (Issue 7): 787-794.
    29) Bullough,L. et al. Reducing c-section wound complications. The Clinical Services Journal (2015) April: 2-6.
    30) Data on file reference 1102010 – Bacterial Barrier Testing (wet-wet) of PICO dressing with a 7 day test duration against S.marcescens; Helen Lumb, February 2011.
    31) Loveluck J et al. Biomechanical modelling of forces applied to closed incisions during single-use negative pressure wound therapy. Eplasty 2016; 16e20.

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