Although cold plasma can kill microbes, it does not negatively impact human cells. On the contrary: “They respond by releasing cytokines, for example,” says Tobias Güra, medical economist of the Coldplasmatech team. “These messengers stimulate the immune system and cell growth and ensure that new blood vessels form.” Overall, the plasma activates the body’s self-healing powers.
Stimulation for the Immune System
Its antibacterial and immunostimulatory properties make the blue gas a valuable instrument for the medicine of tomorrow – especially for modern wound care. “And, due to demographic change, demand in this sector will increase greatly in the future,” says Dajana Westenberg, business development manager for wound care at WACKER. “People are getting older and are bedridden for longer – this increases the risk of bedsores, a pressure ulcer of the skin.”