The Basics of Plasma Medicine and Its Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 295

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Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: biomaterials; oral pathology; plasma medicine
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Institute of Nanotechnology (CNR‐NANOTEC), National Research Council, Bari, Italy
Interests: biomaterials; materials; tissue engineering; micro and nanomaterials; material characterization; surface modification; thin film deposition; thin films and nanotechnology; surface characterization; nanostructured materials, plasma processing and technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

On Tuesday, 21 February 2023, MDPI and the Journal Applied Sciences organized its tenth webinar on applied sciences, entitled "The Basics of Plasma Medicine and Its Biomedical Applications".

Much progress has been made since plasma medicine emerged in the mid-1990s with pioneer experiments showing the strong bactericidal effects of low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma (LTP). Over the years, research has expanded; it has only taken around 25 years to develop a basic scientific understanding of the physical and biochemical effects of LTP on eukaryotic cells. Lately, the attention of the scientific community has been increasing, caused by the scientific evidence of LTP efficacy for cancer treatment, and to stimulate wound healing, blood coagulation and disinfection. More recently again, the medical field has been attracted by plasma-treated liquids (PTL) usage, which enables reaching districts of the body where a plasma-direct approach is difficult (i.e., internal tumours), thus significantly expanding the scope of LTP's potential application.

The invited speakers of this webinar offered an interesting overview of the basics of plasma processing and the production of PTL. Some prospective applications of PTL in oncology, with a special focus on head and neck cancer, were highlighted in the webinar, demonstrating that we are not so far from the application of these liquids as alternative therapies. However, some aspects of the mechanisms of production still need to be fully understood, and standardization remains an important issue requiring further investigation.

This Special Issue provides a platform for the collection of original research articles focused on the basics of plasma medicine and its biomedical applications. Welcome topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plasma medicine;
  • Plasma-treated liquids;
  • Plasma biological applications;
  • Plasma-produced species.

Dr. Vittoria Perrotti
Dr. Eloisa Sardella
Guest Editors

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