Title: Use of a Low-Pressure Plasma Discharge for the Decontamination and Sterilization of Medical Devices
Authors: ROSSI FrancoisRAUSCHER HubertGILLILAND DouglasSIRGHI LucelKYLIAN O.
Citation: PURE AND APPLIED CHEMISTRY vol. 80 no. 9 p. 1939-1951
Publisher: INT UNION PURE APPLIED CHEMISTRY
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC48892
ISSN: 0033-4545
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC48892
DOI: 10.1351/pac200880091939
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Nonequilibrium low-pressure plasma discharges are extensively studied for their applications in the field of decontamination and sterilization of medical devices. The aim of this contribution is to discuss and demonstrate feasibility of oxygen low-pressure inductively coupled plasma (ICP) discharges for removal of various kinds of biological contamination. We demonstrate the ability of ICP discharges for the sterilization of bacterial spores and the removal of biological contamination from proteins and pyrogens.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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