Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) improves healing and reduces Surgical Site Infections (SSI) of closed surgical incisions1.
An innovative, wearable surgical dressing with an integrated pump establishes and maintains negative pressure with a few pinches.
NPseal’s cost-effective, elegant integrated design makes Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) accessible for patients.
NPseal’s ease-of-use and cost-efficiency makes, for the first time, prophylactic use of NPWT for closed surgical wounds possible.
Our Story & Vision
Guard Medical’s simple Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) technology originated with NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine in response to physicians’ identification of unmet needs related to Surgical Site Infections (SSI).
NPWT has been shown to reduce SSI, but is in limited use due to its high cost and complexity.
Guard Medical developed an innovative, wearable, surgical wound dressing, NPseal, to meet these needs. NPseal provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution that makes prophylactic use of a proven, yet under-utilized therapy, possible.
NPseal helps to improves patients’ lives by freeing them to go about daily life at home as they recover.
NPseal supports surgical procedures such as general surgery, colorectal surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics (caesarian), orthopedics and dermatology. The technology is well suited for inpatient and outpatient surgery in ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) and office-based settings.
Guard Medical’s vision is to develop NPWT solutions for use on a wide range of surgical wound types and sizes with broad applications for infection prevention, scar mitigation and enhanced cosmesis.
By making NPWT therapy more accessible, Guard Medical is helping to advance medical care and improve patient quality-of-life.
 Strugula et al., Meta-Analysis of Comparative Trials Evaluating a Prophylactic Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System for the Prevention of Surgical Site Complications, SURGICAL INFECTIONS Volume 18, Number 7, 2017