Whether as bone replacements, artificial joints, dental implants, or stents, it would be hard to imagine modern medicine without implants. Millions of implant operations are carried out every day. But the implants must be completely clean and aseptic before they can be placed in the human body. When correctly implemented, the methods used to date to clean and sterilize implants can certainly kill all germs. But often the cell membranes, known as endotoxins, can remain on surfaces treated in this manner. These endotoxins have been identified as the cause of inflammations, in particular in bone tissue with reduced blood supply.
In a series of research projects, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has clearly proven the decontamination effect of Openair® plasma sterile micro-cleaning. Openair® plasma is already an established process in many areas of medical technology, such as plasma sterilization, plasma cleaning and plasma decontamination, to name a few.
Plasmatreat is interested in the scientific investigation and further exploration of possible practical applications of atmospheric plasma for this important technology.
INGREDIENTS & PROCESSING CHAIN (5/2014)