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The plasma treatment unit : an attempt to standardize cold plasma treatment for defined biological effects
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Abstract
Plasma bioscience and medicine are both rapidly growing fields. Their aim is to utilize cold physical plasmas for desired biological outcomes in medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, and general hygienic purposes. Great success has been achieved in many applications with individually designed plasma sources and plasma parameters. Although lab and application-specific tuning of plasmas is a great advantage of this technology, standardized units to define plasma treatments are required to facilitate comparison of the effects found by different researchers who do not use the same plasma sources. By drawing conclusions from over a century of plasma biomedical research, we propose that all researchers adopt the use of a standardized value, the plasma treatment unit (PTU), to describe the biological effects of different cold plasma sources and treatment regimens. It quantifies a key plasma effector in biological systems as an indicator and may provide the foundation for an analogous and clinically relevant unit in the future.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Plasma medicine
Publication
2018
Volume/pages
8 :2 (2018) , p. 195-201
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 12.12.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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