Plasma Wound Healing
The "Plasma Wound Healing" research group deals with the question: Is the wound healing-promoting effect of cold plasmas dependent on the aetiology of the wounds or also on the spectrum of microbiological colonisation?
Previous research at the ZIK plasmatis has shown that cold plasmas achieve selective stimulation of human cells and tissues when applied selectively. The research objective of this research group is to deepen and broaden the basis of plasma-based wound healing by identifying differences between skin cells and the microorganisms found in chronic wounds. The aim is to identify molecular differences in radical defence, metabolism and cell repair between human skin cells and the immune system or the microorganisms in the wound. For these investigations, close cooperation with the Klinikum Karlsburg, the Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery of the University Medical Center Greifswald and the Competence Center Diabetes Karlsburg will be established. The aim is to develop a plasma treatment tailored to the patient or the wound in order to further optimise wound healing with the help of cold plasmas.