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November 2010: Plasma Pen for Cleaning, Decontaminating and Healing Surfaces

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 2010: Plasma Pen for Cleaning, Decontaminating and Healing Surfaces

The kINPen@, which was developed at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology in Greifswald, Germany, is a plasma source primarily developed and designed for multiple applications, such as cleaning, activation or decontamination of surfaces.

The handy, compact and mobile jet of the kINPen@ can be applied precisely and thus qualifies for the treatment of complex surfaces and hard-to-reach indentations. Small-scale 2D and 3D surfaces can be pre-treated and finished, as in the fusion of small-diameter capillary tubes.

Due to its adjustable temperature from 25°C to 60°C, the kINPen@ is suitable for temperature-sensitive surfaces, for example, plastics used in medicine and the food industry as well as in living tissue.  The use of plasma sources working at atmospheric pressure for medical applications is gaining increased attention – and the kINPen@ shows promise as a tool for tissue engineering, healing of chronic wounds, treatment of skin diseases and tumors and dental applications.

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