Cold Plasma Systems and their Application in Surface Treatments for Medicine

March 2021

Francisco L Tabares 1 , Ita Junkar 2

In this paper, a review of cold plasma setups and the physical and chemical processes leading to the generation of active species is presented. The emphasis is given to the interaction of cold plasmas with materials used in medical applications, especially medical implants as well as live cells.

Application of Non-Thermal Plasma on Biofilm: A Review

August 2019

Tripti Thapa Gupta 1,*,† [ORCID] and Halim Ayan 1,2

The formation of bacterial biofilm on implanted devices or damaged tissues leads to biomaterial-associated infections often resulting in life-threatening diseases and implant failure. It is a challenging process to eradicate biofilms as they are resistant to antimicrobial treatments. Conventional techniques

Plasma in dentistry

July 2014

Seunghee Cha, Young-Seok Park

This review describes the contemporary aspects of plasma application in dentistry. Previous studies on plasma applications were classified into two categories, surface treatment and direct applications, and were reviewed, respectively according to the approach. The current review discussed modification of dental implant surface, enhancing of adhesive

Plasma Medicine: Applications of Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma in Dermatology

September 2019

Thoralf Bernhardt 1 , Marie Luise Semmler 1 , Mirijam Schäfer 1 , Sander Bekeschus 2 , Steffen Emmert 1 , Lars Boeckmann 1

The ability to produce cold plasma at atmospheric pressure conditions was the basis for the rapid growth of plasma-related application areas in biomedicine. Plasma comprises a multitude of active components such as charged particles, electric current, UV radiation

Cold Atmospheric Plasmas: A Novel and Promising Way to Treat Neurological Diseases

June 2018

Zilan Xiong

Cold atmospheric plasmas (CAPs) can enhance neural cell differentiation into neurons both in vitro and in vivo, which is of great interest for medical treatment of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic injuries of the central nervous system. CAPs represent a promising method for future neurological disease therapy.

Plasma-Treated Solutions (PTS) in Cancer Therapy

April 2021

“Hiromasa Tanaka 1 , Sander Bekeschus 2 , Dayun Yan 3 , Masaru Hori 1 , Michael Keidar 3 , Mounir Laroussi 4”

Cold physical plasma is a partially ionized gas generating various reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) simultaneously. ROS/RNS have therapeutic effects when applied to cells and tissues either directly from the plasma or via exposure to solutions that have been treated beforehand using plasma processes.

The Antimicrobial Effect of Cold Atmospheric Plasma against Dental Pathogens-A Systematic Review of In-Vitro Studies

February 2021

Gert Jungbauer, Dominick Moser , Steffen Müller, Wolfgang Pfister, Anton Sculean, Sigrun Eick

Interest in the application of cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) in the medical field has been increasing. Indications in dentistry are surface modifications and antimicrobial interventions.

Cold atmospheric plasma for SARS-CoV-2 inactivation

November 2020

Zhitong Chen 1 , Gustavo Garcia Jr 2 , Vaithilingaraja Arumugaswami, Richard E Wirz 1

Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infectious virions are viable on various surfaces (e.g., plastic, metals, and cardboard) for several hours. This presents a transmission cycle for human infection that can be broken by developing new inactivation approaches.

Alleviation of chronic venous leg ulcers with a hand-held dielectric barrier discharge plasma generator (PlasmaDerm(®) VU-2010): results of a monocentric, two-armed, open, prospective, randomized and controlled trial (NCT01415622)

January 2015

F Brehmer 1 , H A Haenssle, G Daeschlein, R Ahmed, S Pfeiffer, A Görlitz, D Simon, M P Schön, D Wandke, S Emmert