Low power gas discharge plasma mediated inactivation and removal of biofilms formed on biomaterials.

@article{Traba2013LowPG,
  title={Low power gas discharge plasma mediated inactivation and removal of biofilms formed on biomaterials.},
  author={Christian Traba and Long Chen and Jun Liang},
  journal={Current applied physics : the official journal of the Korean Physical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
  pages={S12-S18}
}
The antibacterial activity of gas discharge plasma has been studied for quiet some time. However, high biofilm inactivation activity of plasma was only recently reported. Studies indicate that the etching effect associated with plasmas generated represent an undesired effect, which may cause live bacteria relocation and thus contamination spreading. Meanwhile, the strong etching effects from these high power plasmas may also alter the surface chemistry and affect the biocompatibility of… CONTINUE READING