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Overview of current applications in plasma medicine
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Paper Abstract

Plasma medicine is a rapidly growing field of treatment, with the number and type of medical applications growing annually, such as dentistry, cancer treatment, wound treatment, Antimicrobial (bacteria, biofilm, virus, fungus, prions), and surface sterilization. Work promoting muscle and blood vessel regeneration and osteointegration is being investigated. This review paper will cover the latest treatments using gas-based plasmas in medicine. Disinfection of water and new commercial systems will also be reviewed, as well as vaccine deactivation. With the rapid increase in new investigators, development of new devices and systems for treatment, and wider clinical applications, Plasma medicine is becoming a powerful tool in in the field of medicine. There are a wide range of Plasma sources that allows customization of the effect. These variations include frequency (DC to MHz), voltage capacity (kV), gas source (He, Ar; O2, N2, air, water vapor; combinations), direct/indirect target exposure, and water targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2017
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 10066, Energy-based Treatment of Tissue and Assessment IX, 1006606 (22 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2255792
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Thomas P. Ryan, Smith & Nephew, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth R. Stalder, Smith & Nephew, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10066:
Energy-based Treatment of Tissue and Assessment IX
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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