Smith & Nephew has presented preliminary independent data of PICO negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system.

The trial which enrolled 198 patients with surgical wounds and venous leg ulcers wounds were evaluated during a six-month period.

In the trial, patients using PICO experienced reduced healing times, a higher degree of conformability, increased comfort and greater ease to use when compared to traditional NPWT.

Smith & Nephew advanced wound management president Andy Boyes said when developing the system, the company sought to reduce the human and economic cost of wounds.

"PICO simplifies delivery of the proven benefits of traditional NPWT on small to medium wounds, making the treatment more affordable and cost-predictive," Boyes added.

The PICO system is indicated for chronic and acute wounds, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers, flaps and grafts, and closed surgical incisions.