Plasma Ten Times More Effective in Wound Treatment, Study Suggests
A study in the journal Nature-Scientific Reports has shown that cold atmospheric plasmajet (CAP-jet) is far more salutary than the standard best-practice treatment of wounds.
Over the course of six weeks, CAP-jet treatments were shown to fully cure 59 percent of wounds, compared to only 5.1 percent for best-practice therapies. Other research suggested effectiveness rates could be even higher. Plasma treatments also significantly reduced the time needed for healing.
The technique was developed by researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology (INP) and the University of Rostock over a decade ago. In 2013, the commercial spinout neoplas med brought its plasmajet kINPen MED onto the market.
“This is the first study to demonstrate the exclusive effects of tissue-penetrating cold plasma for healing wounds and controlling infections without the use of an additional standard therapy,” said the leader of the study Professor Robert Strohal in a statement.
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