Not all NPWT is the same.


  • V.A.C.® Therapy has set the standard for wound care since its introduction in 1995. While a number of other negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) systems have followed in the past 20 years, there's only one V.A.C.® Therapy.


    With more than 10 million wounds treated worldwide, 60 randomized controlled trials, 1,300 peer-reviewed articles, and 1,400 published journal articles, V.A.C.® Therapy has amassed more published clinical evidence than any other NPWT product, and the difference is in the data. Only V.A.C.® Therapy has shown:

  • reduction in risk of readmission1

    (n=45)
    p=0.02

  • reduction in need of reoperation1

    (n=45)
    p=0.028

  • shorter healing time2

    (n=46)
    p=0.022

  • reduction in incidences of surgical dehiscence and infection3

    (n=162)
    p=0.049


What sets V.A.C.® Therapy apart? Technology.

Proprietary pressure sensing technology from device to wound site

  • V.A.C.® Therapy is the only NPWT device with proprietary SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, which continuously monitors negative pressure at the wound site and compensates for any changes, maintaining a consistent environment for fluid removal. During bench testing in a simulated wound model with V.A.C.® Therapy versus other leading NPWT systems, it was shown:

    • Provided 90% more accurate delivery of negative pressure4
    • Removed fluid 98% faster than other NPWT systems5 (n=9) p=0.009
    • Removed the same volume of fluid in 15 minutes that other systems require 24 hours to remove5 (n=9) p=0.013
    Additionally, V.A.C.® Therapy comes equipped with EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technology which provides real-time updates to caregivers and proactively aids in preventing and clearing blockages as they occur.

    Standardizes 4 NPWT types into a single V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy System

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    Designed to treat patient wounds across a wide spectrum, our best-in-class V.A.C.ULTA™ 4 Therapy System includes:

    • V.A.C.® Therapy System for standard NPWT
    • PREVENA™ Incision Management System for closed incisions
    • V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy for NPWT with instillation
    • ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy for open abdomen management

  • 1. Page JC, Newsander B, Schwenke DC, Hansen M, Ferguson J. Retrospective analysis of negative pressure wound therapy in open foot wounds with significant soft tissue defects. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2004;17(7):354-364.
    2. Blume PA, Walters J, Payne W, Ayala J, Lantis J. Comparison of negative pressure wound therapy using vacuum-assisted closure with advanced moist wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a multicenter randomized controlled
    trial. Diabetes Care. 2008;31(4):631-636. 3. Stannard JP, Volgas DA, McGwin G III, et al. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy after high-risk lower extremity fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2012;26(1):37-42.
    4. Kilpadi DV, Kauffman C. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) systems: ability to deliver prescribed negative pressure (NP) to the wound site. Paper presented at: Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Spring Meeting; April 23-27, 2014; Orlando, FL. Simulated wound bed pressures were measured under combinations of simulated wound-fluid flow rates. VAC therapy achieved acceptable levels of target NP in 9 out of 9 test combinations verse competitor product which delivered lower than prescribed in 6 out of the 9 tested combinations.
    5. Kilpadi DV, Kauffman C. Comparing fluid removal by negative pressure wound therapy systems from simulated wound sites. paper presented at: 36th John A. Boswick, MD Burn and Wound Care Symposium; February 15-19, 2014; Maui, HI.

    NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only.

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