Atmospheric Pressure Plasma: A High-Performance Tool for the Efficient Removal of Biofilms

@inproceedings{Fricke2012AtmosphericPP,
  title={Atmospheric Pressure Plasma: A High-Performance Tool for the Efficient Removal of Biofilms},
  author={Katja Fricke and Ina Koban and Helena Tresp and Lukasz Jablonowski and Karsten Schr{\"o}der and Axel Kramer and Klaus-Dieter Weltmann and Thomas von Woedtke and Thomas Kocher},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
INTRODUCTION The medical use of non-thermal physical plasmas is intensively investigated for sterilization and surface modification of biomedical materials. A further promising application is the removal or etching of organic substances, e.g., biofilms, from surfaces, because remnants of biofilms after conventional cleaning procedures are capable to entertain inflammatory processes in the adjacent tissues. In general, contamination of surfaces by micro-organisms is a major source of problems in… CONTINUE READING