Jun 5, 2018

Bizarre state of matter to treat wounds instead of antibiotics

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

By Julianna Photopoulos

A plasma patch could soon be used to dress wounds. Plasma is a state of matter, like a solid or gas, and can kill bacteria including those that are resistant to antibiotics. Normally plasmas form at high temperatures, but a new patch can create cold plasmas that may be ideal for use on the body.

The patch is developed by German company Coldplasmatech and produces a plasma by sending high energy electrons through the air between the patch and skin. This rips some of the electrons off molecules …

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