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Treat two incisions simultaneously from one PICO device

For breast surgery, this changes everything1-2

The information on this website is intended for healthcare professionals only. PICO 7Y is CE marked for sale in Europe and other markets and FDA approved and available in US.

PICO 7Y Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT) uses our latest PICO 7 technology, with additional features.

  • Provides negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to two dressings on the same patient simultaneously from one small, portable device3
  • Large multisite dressings provides improved conformability compared to standard PICO dressing4.
  • Longer 450mm sortport for ease of dressing connection.
  • Includes the following same features as PICO 7: quiet pump5, integrated belt clip, vacuum leak indicator and new ‘check dressings’ indicator.


PICO sNPWT has been designed for improved healthcare efficiencies6-7 and enhanced patient experience8-11.


Helps reduce wound complications following breast surgery1

PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy has demonstrated the potential to significantly reduce surgical site complications1, dehiscence1 and surgical scar appearance, compared with standard care*12.

  • Dehiscence in one breast reduction surgery study was reduced by 38%** compared to standard care1 and by up to 75%*** in a breast cancer therapeutic mastectomy study13, when compared with standard care.
  • May help to significantly improve the appearance of scars compared to fixation strips when applied post operatively*12.
  • Has the potential to reduce delays in wound healing compared to standard care and, therefore, may help to reduce delays in adjuvant therapy for breast cancer13.
  • May help to reduce surgical site infections by 58% whilst at the same time shortening hospital length of stay, as demonstrated in a recent meta-analysis****2


Featuring unique AIRLOCK™ Technology

The PICO 7Y multi-function sNPWT system provides patients with gentle*****15, absorbent and evaporative dressings16

  • PICO 7Y delivers and maintains NPWT at 80mmHg (nominal) to two closed incision sites simultaneously for up to 7 days, depending on exudate levels******3,8. ‘Check dressing’ indicator aims to optimise dressing changes6.
  • Designed for hard-to-seal or awkward anatomical locations, with fluid management to help minimise the risk of maceration3,8,14.
  • In vitro testing demonstrated that once bacteria is within the dressing up to 99.9% of bacteria was locked away from the wound when absorbed into a superabsorber via the AIRLOCK Technology layer**17.


PICO 7Y application


Helping you get CLOSER TO ZERO surgical site complications.


How PICO sNPWT works

Watch this short video on how PICO sNPWT works.

How to apply and remove PICO 7Y dressings

Download the poster

More videos are available at Education & Evidence, or view our evidence summaries for:
Dehiscence in breast surgery
Oncoplastic breast surgery
Surgical scar quality in breast surgery

For further information or for help compiling a quote, please contact us.


For other patient requirements, consider:

Advanced Foam Wound Dressings

Antimicrobial Barrier Silver Dressing

Matrix with Iodine

MolecuLightTM i:X
Imaging Device

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 




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    *Of the patients in this breast reduction surgery study, PICO was shown to positively impact post-surgical scarring appearance by day 42 compared with fixation strips (n=200, p<0.001).
    **Reduction in dehiscence: 200 patients, PICO 32 patients (16%); standard care 52 patients (26%); p<0.001
    ***Reduction in wound breakdown: 24 patients; PICO 4.2%; standard dressings 16.7%. Number of patients too small to test for statistical significance
    **** Meta-analysis included 10 RCT & 6 observational studies. Reduction in SSI (16 studies included): 1839 patients (2154 incisions); PICO 5.2%; control group 12.5%; p<0.0001. Mean reduction in hospital length of stay (8 studies included): 0.47 days; p<0.0001.
    *****PICO sNPWT dressings use the same wound contact layer found in ALLEVYN
    ****** Based on in vitro testing


    For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s applicable Instructions for Use (IFU) prior to use.




    PICO features

    PICO features image:
    (i) Malmsjö M. et al. Biological effects of a disposable, canisterless Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system. Eplasty 2014; 14:e15
    (ii) 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
    (iii) Hurd T. et al. A multi-centre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN gentle border. Wounds UK 2009; 5(3): 32-44
    (iv) Data on file reference DS/11/037/R2 – In vitro wound model testing of PICO at a moderate exudate flow rate; Sarah Roberts, March 2011;
    (v) Data on file reference DS/11/057/R2 – In vitro wound model testing of PICO at a low exudate flowrate; Sarah Roberts, April 2011



    1) Galiano RD, Hudson D, Shin J, van der Hulst R, Tanayadin V, Djohan R, et al. Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Prevention of Wound Healing Complications Following Reduction Mammaplasty Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 2018; 6(1):e1560: 1-8.
    2) 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 2017;18(7):810-819. DOI: 10.1089/sur.2017.156
    3) Data on file DS/18/219/R V2. Summary wound model report for PICO7Y June 2018
    4) Data on file report OR-DOF/42. A Volunteer trial to assess dressing performance of Palermo (PICO) Multisite vs. control. March 2014.
    5) PICO 7Y Device Noise Test Report. Internal Report.RD.18.076 v2 2018
    6) Nherera LM, Trueman P, Karlakki SL. 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.
    7) 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.
    8) Hudson, D; Adams, K; Van Huyssteen, A; Martin, R; Huddleston, E; Simplified negative pressure wound therapy: clinical evaluation of an ultraportable, no-canister system; International Wound Journal 2015, 12: 195-201.
    9) 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 Mar 2014, 60 (3) : 30-36.
    10) Hurd, T; Evaluating the costs and benefits of innovations in chronic wound care products and practices; Ostomy Wound Management Supplement Jun 2013.
    11) DS /18/066/R PICO7Y pump weight and dimensions. March 2018
    12) Galiano R et al. A prospective, randomized, intra-patient, comparative, open, multi-center study to evaluate the efficacy of a single use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system on the prevention of post-surgical incision healing complications in patients undergoing bilateral breast reduction surgery. Poster presentation CSAWC 2014.
    13) Holt R, Murphy J. PICOTM incision closure in oncoplastic breast surgery: a case series. Br J Hosp Med. 2015; 76(4): 217–223.
    14) DS.18.260.R. PICO 7Y Non-NPWT Wound Model Summary. Internal Report. July 2018.
    15) Hurd T. et al. A multi-centre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN gentle border. Wounds UK 2009; 5(3) 32-44
    16) Malmsjö M et al. Biological effects of a disposable, cannisterless Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system. Eplasty 2014; 14:e15.
    17) Data on file reference 1712012. Retention of P.aeruginosa & S.aureus bacteria within PICO dressings after 72 hours under NPWT. A dynamic wound model. December 2017.

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