Hamburg / Munich – 06.10.2023 – Chronic and non-healing wounds have long been a challenge in the medical field, but a groundbreaking study has now provided a solution: cold atmospheric plasma (KAP). This innovative wound and skin treatment, proven in a pilot study commissioned by terraplasma medical GmbH, marks a significant advancement over standard wound treatment (SWT). The study, conducted at two centers in Austria, demonstrated that the use of cold plasma technology not only effectively inactivated microorganisms, including drug-resistant pathogens but also stimulated wound healing.
The clinical study, carried out from May to October 2021, used the CE-certified and portable cold plasma device called plasma care® from terraplasma medical. Patients with hard-to-heal wounds of various origins and in different phases of wound progression were enrolled. The results were remarkable: in just under 30 days and with only seven therapy sessions using cold plasma, wound size decreased by nearly 80 percent on average. Additionally, patients experienced a substantial improvement in their overall wound condition and reported a significant reduction in pain.
One of the key findings of the study was the role of pH value in wound healing. Plasma care® treatment led to a reduction of the pH value from an average of 9.7 to 7.1, creating an optimal environment for wound healing. Furthermore, the application of plasma care® resulted in a drastic reduction in pain perception, with the majority of patients becoming pain-free after the third treatment session.
“The future of wound healing lies in cold atmospheric plasma,” says Prof. Dr. Gregor Morfill, a renowned physicist and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Viromed Medical AG. Under the leadership of Uwe Perbandt, the Viromed Group acquired a majority stake in terraplasma medical GmbH, which is at the forefront of cold plasma technology development. This acquisition ensures long-term access to this groundbreaking technology.
Jens Kirsch, the CEO of terraplasma medical, highlights that their exceptional study results are in line with similar findings from other studies. For example, a study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research demonstrated a remarkable 214 percent improvement in wound healing rate through the use of large-area plasma therapy. Additionally, patients treated with plasma therapy required significantly fewer antibiotics compared to control groups, offering hope for millions of individuals, particularly in light of increasing antibiotic resistance.
Cold plasma technology has the potential to revolutionize wound healing. Apart from its therapeutic benefits, it also provides economic and environmental advantages. It can significantly reduce the overall cost of healing chronic and infected wounds by up to 52 percent. Furthermore, the use of cold plasma can minimize the consumption of wound care and dressing materials, contributing to sustainability efforts.
As we enter a new era of wound healing, the integration of cold atmospheric plasma in medical practices proves to be a game-changer. The remarkable results of this study provide hope for millions of people suffering from chronic wounds. Cold plasma technology not only offers a quantum leap in wound treatment but also paves the way for a more sustainable and effective approach to healing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is cold atmospheric plasma (KAP)?
Cold atmospheric plasma (KAP) is an innovative wound and skin treatment technique that utilizes ionized gases at ambient temperature to activate healing processes and inactivate microorganisms.
What were the main findings of the study?
The study demonstrated that treatment with cold plasma technology led to a reduction in wound size of almost 80 percent on average in less than 30 days. It also showed a significant improvement in wound healing and a reduction in pain perception among patients.
What are the advantages of cold plasma technology?
Cold plasma technology offers several advantages, including the inactivation of drug-resistant pathogens, stimulation of wound healing, and a reduction in overall treatment costs. It also minimizes the need for antibiotics and conserves wound care materials.
How does cold plasma promote wound healing?
Cold plasma therapy helps inactivate microorganisms and creates an optimal environment for wound healing by reducing the pH value of the wound.
Is cold plasma therapy painful?
No, cold plasma therapy using devices like plasma care® is painless and well-tolerated by patients.
Can cold plasma technology be used for other medical applications?
Absolutely. Apart from wound healing, cold plasma technology holds potential in various other fields, including cosmetics, dermatology, and ENT (ear, nose, and throat) treatments.
Where can I find more information about the study and cold plasma technology?
For more information about the study and cold plasma technology, you can visit Viromed Medical AG’s official website at www.viromed-medical-ag.de (Please note that this is a fictional website for this demonstration).