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Plasma for a safer world

Research on the ISS leading to plasma-based devices to fight superbugs on Earth

In recent years, health experts have seen a dramatic rise in super-strains of bacteria that can survive the strongest antibiotics in medicine’s arsenal. With a hand from orbit, research on the International Space Station has helped develop plasma-based devices to fight superbugs on Earth. Cold plasmas have the properties to inactivate bacteria, fungi, viruses, spores and odour molecules safely and efficiently. They are highly effective against all microbial infections, enhance wound healing and alleviate skin diseases. This revolution in healthcare has many application areas: medical technology, water treatment, odour management and hygiene.

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