New Wound Management of Driveline Infections with Cold Atmospheric Plasma

 

We’re ecstatic to see Dr Jamila Kremer’s publication, “New Wound Management of Driveline Infections with Cold Atmospheric Plasma” is now live for public viewing. The paper can be viewed here: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcdd9110405.

 

The use of our Adtec cold plasma medical device has greatly benefitted her LVAD infection patients treated at the University Heidelberg Hospital since 2019. The results stipulate a stronger infection management advantage over conventional therapy alone for LVAD infections. This is coupled with the benefit of our cold plasma being safe, painless, contact-free and free from side effects.

Driveline infections are the most prevalent infections and reported in up to 60% of LVAD patient cases. Infection of the LVAD system is the fourth most common cause of death within one year after implantation. Dr Kremer’s publication documents Adtec cold plasma treated patients showed a 100% survival rate.

 

For more information about the benefits of our Cold Plasma medical device, contact us at info@adtecplasma.com


The ISHLT discusses the Cold Plasma Project

We’re ecstatic to see our Adtec SteriPlas continue to raise awareness in the LVAD community. A great interview between the ISHLT and Mr Thomas Schlöglhofer from the Medical University of Vienna discussing the benefits of our cold atmospheric plasma medical device for the treatment of LVAD Infections and their broad study being conducted.

Thomas has been an avid user of our medical device for some time now collecting remarkable results with his LVAD patients, documenting the strong benefits of our medical device including the significant reduction of infection rates coupled with full healing, reduction of readmittance and the stabilisation of LVAD systems all with the added benefit of no side effects.

We look forward to the completion of this study and the publishing of the data which will be discussed at the ISHLT 2023 conference next year. We will also be exhibiting at this conference and excited to meet more people from the LVAD community.

 

https://youtu.be/6-L0sgXLx9o


Welcoming Cardiothoracic Specialists at The SCTS

We're having a great time at the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in GB & Ireland conference, introducing the strong benefits of our Adtec SteriPlas cold plasma for deep sternal wound infections.

 

Please do pop by & see us at booth 18 to see our medical device in action.


The ISHLT Award Goes to Thomas Schlöglhofer!

Congratulations to Thomas Schlöglhofer and his team at the Medical University Hospital in Vienna for winning the ISHLT (International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation) grant award, sponsored by Abbott and Medtronic.

This prestigious award given to Thomas is for his fantastic work using our Adtec SteriPlas medical device for the successful healing of LVAD Infections.

We look forward to continuing to support Thomas and his team and their presentation of the study at the ISHLT 2023 conference next year.


Next week welcomes the start of the exhibition season

Find us next week at the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Belfast from 8-10 May. We'll be at booth 18 ready to welcome you and introduce the benefits of #coldplasma in cardiothoracic #infection conditions.

 

From 10-13 May, we will also be exhibiting at the Malvern Diabetic Foot Conference looking forward to seeing regular faces from this prestigious conference.

 

We will have our Adtec SteriPlas medical device on our booths, ready to give you a live demonstration of how effective cold plasma is at killing bacteria protected within biofilm.

 


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Congratulations to our Business Development Manager, Jeiram, for his published chapter in the “Textbook of Good Clinical Practice in Cold Plasma Therapy”. This prestigious book houses powerful material from esteemed authors in the cold plasma medicine field.

 

Jeiram’s chapter, “SteriPlas® and PlasmaTact®”, discusses the importance of Adtec Healthcare’s influence in the cold plasma medicine field from being the first company ever to conduct cold plasma clinical trials on wounds and to our modern day clinical efficacy in wounds, surgical site infections and medical dermatology skin conditions.

 

You can view this chapter here: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87857-3_18

 

For more information about our cold plasma medical and non-medical devices, please contact us at info@adtecplasma.com

 


Our Cold Plasma Medical Device leads the way

Bacteria protected within biofilm are up to 1000x more resistant to antibiotics. This can complicate treatment options for wounds and surgical site infections but as it is an international form of therapy, it remains used throughout patient treatments despite it offering little to no help in healing problematic/stalled wounds and infections.

 

The cost burden associated to ongoing antibiotic therapy is significant as is the antimicrobial resistance rates that are ever growing. The World Health Organisation recognizes this and more hospitals are reaching out to alternative therapies to help curb the spending costs and antimicrobial resistance rates.

 

As the Adtec SteriPlas cold plasma has been shown to kill all forms of bacteria, regardless of their resistance profile or if they are Gram -ve or +ve or even if they are protected within biofilm, it has become widely adopted as an alternative to antibiotic therapy specifically in cases where patients are at a severe stage of infection such as those associated to diabetic foot ulcers and left ventricular assist device infections.

 

It has been praised as a life-saving medical device helping to heal infections that have been stalled for a very long time where conventional therapies have failed to act, reduce amputation and mortality rates.

This year we look forward to releasing a series of Health Economic publications documenting the cost effectiveness of our medical device against the use conventional therapies. We look forward to releasing this information to you in due time.

 

Until then, please reach out to us to learn more about why the interest in our medical device is growing daily. The data collection of our safety and efficacy shows why using an Adtec SteriPlas could completely change the way you treat patients.


The Safety and Reliability of our Cold Plasma

Is our cold plasma safe?

 

Yes!

 

As you can see from the photo, our Adtec technician demonstrates touching the cold plasma jet.

 

An extensive list of practical tests and experiments were conducted during our first stage, pre clinical studies and ongoing post-market studies. This allowed us to carefully develop a cold plasma medical device that could bring all the antibacterial benefits but at the same time remain painless and contact-free so that it could be well tolerated in patient treatments. We were after all the first company worldwide to introduce cold plasma treatment on wounds demonstrated in our clinical trials.

 

As cold plasma can be generated through a variety of ways, they are also dependent on the plasma source design and surrounding environment. The components of plasma include reactive oxygen and nitrogen species and UV that need to be controlled to ensure they are within safe levels for medical use. Some plasma devices may also deliver fluctuating inconsistent cold plasma output as they are sensitive to changes in humidity and temperature in the treatment room. This may often result in undesirable side effects.

 

Because the Adtec SteriPlas is a low energy, microwave-powered, cold atmospheric argon plasma medical device this means its safety remains the main priority in line with delivering repeatable and successful results. It is also the reason why we are proud to state our medical device has NO side effects associated to it.


Our patented 6 electrode Cold Plasma Torch

The Adtec SteriPlas features a patented 6 electrode cold plasma torch. It’s proven efficacy for the destruction of all forms of bacteria including multi-resistant bugs makes it an alternative to antibiotic therapy for the treatment of wounds, surgical site infections and medical dermatology skin conditions. This is due to the unique physical mode of action delivered with our cold plasma as opposed to the chemical mode of action demonstrated with antibiotics. Broader studies have shown that antimicrobial resistance is unlikely to be generated with cold plasma treatment because of this.

 

A huge collection of our peer reviewed publications documents the clinical efficacy and safety of our medical device across a broad range of conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) infections, deep sternal wound infections, actinic keratoses and acne.

 

To learn more about our medical device or to obtain one in your clinic practice, please contact us at info@adtecplasma.com

 


Characterisation of a Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Torch for Medical Applications

 

We congratulate Dr Adam Bennett on his most recent publication, “Characterisation of a Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Torch for Medical Applications: Demonstration of Device Safety”.

 

The safety and effectiveness of plasma devices are of crucial importance, especially for applications where the plasma is discharged near humans. This study presents the novel design and characterisation of a Cold Atmospheric Plasma torch (SteriPlas), which is used in medical applications. The study shows the characterisation methodology that must be undertaken to show that a plasma device is safe, especially when used in an application on human skin. The emission spectrum discharged from the plasma torch is shown. The UV emitted is measured and the effective irradiance is calculated. The effective irradiance enables the determination of the maximum UV exposure limits, which in this application are shown to be over two hours; however, in some applications may be only seconds. NOx and ozone emissions are also recorded. The NOx levels in this application are shown to be orders of magnitude lower than their safety limits and the ozone emissions are also shown to be safe; however, in some plasma technologies the NOx and ozone levels are orders of magnitude higher than the safe levels.

 

This paper concludes with a discussion of how safety limits vary in different regions around the world and proposes an international standard. It documents the safety of our medical device which further reiterates one of our main strengths where no side effects have been reported.

 

Access to the full paper can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/24/11864