The plasma care® inactivates bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores and thereby contributes to wound healing.
Cold plasma consists of ionized gas. It enters bacteria, viruses and fungi and destroys the free DNA of the microbes inside the cells so that they are killed. In contrast eukaryotic human cells are protected much better, among other reasons because their DNA is inside of the nucleus. Thus, they are not damaged by the plasma care® in any way.
Mobile wound care with cold plasma
People with chronic wounds are often limited regarding their mobility, which reduces their quality of life significantly. These patients are mostly restricted to their home environment and depend on the care of out-patient healthcare professional. Because the plasma care® is a hand-held, wireless medical device, it is perfectly suited for on-site wound disinfection. The device is charged over night and can then be used all day.
The treatment with the plasma care® is quick and painless
Regular disinfection procedures with antiseptics are often painful for the patient. In contrast to this the treatment with the plasma care® is entirely painless, which results in a high level of acceptance from the patients. One treatment takes just 60 seconds. In case of larger wounds, the procedure can be carried out up to six times before the sterile spacer needs to be exchanged.
Clinical trial on the medical application of the plasma technology was initiated 2005
Nowadays the therapeutic benefit of the plasma technology is widely accepted. A comprehensive clinical trial with patients was conducted from 2005 to 2013, in which no side effects were observed. Despite that terraplasma medical has decided to perform a new clinical trial with the plasma care®. The trial will probably start in the beginning of 2019.