Plasma makes wounds heal quicker
Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. Skin disorders are a common problem in this part of the world. Atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and chronic venous leg ulcers – typically caused by diabetes or varicose veins – can cause patients years of suffering. Working in collaboration with the company Cinogy and the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the University Medical Center Göttingen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST has successfully developed a new medical technology solution for treating wounds and skin disorders known as “PlasmaDerm”. Plasma promotes wound healing when it is generated directly on the skin.
Prof. Wolfgang Viöl, Dr. Andreas Helmke, Prof. Steffen Emmert (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen) and Dr. Dirk Wandke (CINOGY GmbH) jointly accepted a Fraunhofer Prize in the Human-Centered Technology category for their development of PlasmaDerm.