Innovations – Energy Management

Every product or solution begins with a dilemma, challenge, question or harebrained idea. Get to know the inspiration that drove our Team…

Challenge: Using Pico-Cylinders to Engineer next-gen solutions.

innovation overview

The energy and power densities of pressurized gas cylinders are superior to springs and batteries. Picocyl has proven experience to help optimize the integration and energy management of the Pico-Cylinder into your device.


Pico-Cylinder pressurized gas cylinders are truly innovative in their combination of simplicity, design flexibility, energy density, reliability and durability to empower solving old problems in new ways. All predecessors pale in comparison to the combined benefits of the Pico-Cylinder. Picocyl puts those benefits to work in meaningful, practical, efficient, robust and elegant designs to create new classes of products with unprecedented performance.

Picocyl is a proven integrator of Pico-Cylinders to optimize the energy management of gas-powered devices. From selecting the gas type, mass and pressure; to creating opener solutions ranging from manual activation to preloaded systems to access the gas; to containing, routing and managing the pressure; to designing final drive assemblies that provide exquisite flow control, high actuator forces to deliver implants, viscous fluids and drugs with broader performance envelopes than current conventional spring and battery systems.

Picocyl pioneered the Pico-Cylinder and relentlessly innovates to add solutions to our toolbox to solve and exceed your device needs and requirements at all levels from subcomponents and subassemblies to finished and packaged devices.

Our innovation and our Team helps bring your solution to life.

Design & Application Considerations

Gas type, mass, and pressure
  • Energy density of cylinders and applying in appropriate manner


Gas access (Opener pin and trigger mechanism – finger, compact preloaded springs, chemical)
  • Time response for developing power (puncture to full power)


Pressure management and containment
  • Gas path development, to ensure that the gas is sealed, routed, and effectively utilized


Drive management (end use)
  • Gas Drive
    • Variable pressure control
    • Constant pressure
  • Fluid Drive
    • Exquisite control and smooth delivery for self-powered systems
    • Viscosity fluid management for drive, fluorescent tracer for leak verification
    • Implantable delivery and precision flow-controlled fluid delivery (wearable)


Design Considerations
  • Sterilization
  • Packaging
  • Ergonomics
  • Dose control feedback
  • Connected device integration
  • Drug viscosity
  • Primary drug containment