The potential for use of non-thermal plasma in microbiology and medicine

Authors: J. Julák 1;  V. Scholtz 2
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav imunologie a mikrobiologie, 1. lékařská fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Praha 1;  Ústav fyziky a měřicí techniky, Fakulta chemicko-inženýrská VŠCHT, Praha 2
Published in: Epidemiol. Mikrobiol. Imunol. 69, 2020, č. 1, s. 29-37
Category: Review Article


The overview provides basic information on non-thermal plasma, its properties, and methods of its generation. It gives examples of its use in the inactivation of bacteria including biofilms, fungi, and prions. Related applications in human medicine, namely in wound healing, antitumor therapy, dental medicine, and dermatomycosis therapy are also mentioned.


Wound healing – Fungi – biofilm – dermatomycosis – electrical discharges – microbial inactivation


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