SUWON, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi provincial government said Thursday that researchers at Ajou University in Suwon, south of Seoul, had developed a new plasma system that can heal wounds like cuts by being affixed to the skin.
The provincial government is providing a wide range of support to the university under its industry-academy support program.
A research team led by Kim Chang-koo, a chemical engineering professor at Ajou University, developed modules of a trial product for a flexible electrode-based optical plasma system that uses low-temperature atmospheric pressure plasma to heal wounds by being affixed to human skin without damaging biological tissues.
Plasma is the fourth state of matter, along with solid, liquid and gas. It refers to the state of energy at a very high temperature.
The newly-developed flexible electrode-based optical plasma system features more rapid treatment of wounds and a higher sterilization effect than the existing jet plasma treatment that sprays plasma through a nozzle into the treated area.
The provincial government noted that the flexible electrode-based optical plasma system passed mechanical and chemical tests at the state-run Korea Testing Laboratory.
M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)