At MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg, relyon plasma GmbH, based in Regensburg, presents new trends and developments in the field of atmospheric plasma applications in medical technology.
Cold plasma is used in implantology to prevent complications in wound healing and compatibility in implantology. Biocompatibility and stability, the good sterilization resistance of the polymer and its X-ray transparency make PEEK a frequently used material in implantology. A functionalization of the surfaces by an atmospheric pressure plasma can improve the conditions here. The effect is based on two positive effects of the plasma: On the one hand, any microorganisms present on the surface are destroyed, which contributes to a reduced risk of infection.