These Plasma Patches Could Replace Antibiotics to Treat Chronic Wounds

The German company Coldplasmatech is using the weirdest state of matter to fight superbugs and accelerate healing.


Star Trek is often credited with inspiring real-life technologies, from wireless gadgets to video conferences. Now, a German company called Coldplasmatech has pioneered a “PlasmaPatch” which, much like Star Trek’s “dermal regenerator,” is designed to disinfect and heal wounds.


The device leverages the properties of plasma, the least familiar state of matter to humans, which is normally found in high-energy environments such as stars. Plasma can also be artificially generated at lower temperatures by applying electrical currents to a gas or liquid insulator … read more