The healing effects of plasma have long been known, but hospitals and other care-givers have not had an efficient and easy way to utilize it – until now.
The Greifswald-based startup Coldplasmatech has developed a duo of medical devices – the PlasmaCube and PlasmaPatch – that could revolutionize the treatment of slow-healing, chronic, or infected wounds.
They harness plasma therapy in a way that is not only safe, easy, painless, and portable, but can also speed up the treatment process by covering a large area of skin.
While stimulating the body’s self-healing powers through cell regeneration, the active dressing also disinfects wounds by killing even the most resistant bacteria.
The spin-off from the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology has won multiple prestigious awards, including the 2018 German Innovation Award, and reportedly plans to produce 500,000 patches in 2019.