Plasma and bacteria
Source: MPE
Plasma and bacteria
Source: MPE
Plasma and bacteria
Source: MPE

Plasma treatment of chronic wounds – clinical phase II studies

In an add-on therapy more than 3000 plasma treatments using the Microwave Argon plasma device showed a highly significant higher germ reduction (independent of the bacterial species and their resistance level) in chronic wounds compared with the untreated control wound.

No negative reactions, side effects or allergies were observed so far (start of the study 2006). The treatment was readily accepted by the patients.

Example: Patient No. 72

Isbary et al. Brit. J. Dermatology (2010, 2012)

Plasma wound healing
Source: MPE

Plasma treatment of chronic wounds – clinical phase II studies

In a clinical trial the effects of plasma using the Microwave Argon plasma device on acute wounds (due to mesh grafts) were assessed.

For this pupose one half of the wound was plasma treated in addition to the topical treatment. The other half was placebo treated with argon. Assessment of the wound development revealed improved epithelisation, lower fibrin layers and lower blood crusts leading to faster wound healing.

Heinlin et al. Submitted Arch. Derm. (2012)

Plasma wound healing
Source: MPE

Plasma treatment of the Hailey-Hailey Disease – case report

The autosomal dominant inherited skin disorder was treated with plasma using the Microwave Argon plasma device.

After already 8 plasma treatments a rapid clinical improvement in the axilla was observed. The untreated ledge showed no improvement.

Isbary et al., Archives of Dermatol. (2010)

SMD
Source: MPE
SMD
Source: MPE
Hand-held rechargeable device, active area 8 cm²

Next generation plasma device for medical therapy – clinical phase I studies

This rechargeable handheld plasma device incorporates the Surface Micro Discharge Technology.

Technical details:

  • used gas: ambient air
  • applied voltage: 7kVpp
  • frequency: 6.75 kHz
  • power: 0.5 W/cm²

This device is currently undergoing clinical phase I tests.