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Health & Hygiene

The research division plasmas for Health & Hygiene develops novel applications for the life sciences and medical technology with its two main research programmes Plasma Medicine and Plasma Surface Modification. Different plasma-based processes are used, for example, to improve medical devices, for new forms of therapy or biosensory surfaces. In addition to basic research, for example on plasma redox effects, targeted research is being conducted on processes for the surface treatment of metal, ceramic, glass and plastic surfaces. The application is not limited to the medical sector, but is also possible in other industries such as automotive engineering, microelectronics, toolmaking, aerospace or optics.


Plasma Surface Modification

The focus is on plasmas as an indispensable tool for the targeted modification of surfaces.



Plasma medicine

Plasmas can be used to inactivate many types of microorganisms, including multi-resistant bacteria, and to support natural wound healing by stimulating new tissue formation.




Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

Prof. Dr. Thomas von Woedtke
Scientific Board Member
Division Manager of Health & Hygiene

Phone: +49 3834 - 554 445
Fax: +49 3834 - 554 301