Growing media coverage of Adtec's plasma research project with Cranfield University

We’re excited to see growing media coverage of our recent post on our plasma research project with Cranfield University.

You can see the article on @CranfieldUni ‘s page: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/press/news-2019/students-research-cleaning-solar-collectors-without-water#.XREueOGrOlc.email

It can also be found on @Solar_And_Power’s page: https://solarpowermanagement.net/article/107599/Students_Research_Cleaning_Solar_Collectors_Without_Water

And @NACleanEnergy ‘s page: http://www.nacleanenergy.com/articles/34831/students-research-cleaning-solar-collectors-without-water

The focus of this research is to understand the utilisation of plasma-assisted surface conditioning of low-iron glass solar reflecting mirrors for concentrating solar thermal power applications. The research project is supervised by leading experts in this field Professor Chris Sansom and Dr Peter King of Cranfield University and Dr Adam Bennett of Cranfield Plasma Solutions.

Currently much water is used to clean the mirrors, a precious resource in arid terrains. The aim of this project is to investigate the characteristics of a novel atmospheric pressure plasma system used to condition CSP concentrating mirrors which will be capable of reducing the amount of water used in the cleaning process.

#CSP #concentratingsolarpower #solarpower #solar #solarenergy
#renewableenergy #greenenergy #energy #cleanenergy #sustainableenergy #sustainablepower
#sustainableenvironment #gasplasma #airplasma


Adtec Plasma in CSP Renewable Energy Project

Adtec Europe Ltd is sponsoring two post-graduate students to do research in new potential applications for plasma in collaboration with Cranfield University.

The focus of this research is to understand the utilisation of plasma-assisted surface conditioning of low-iron glass solar reflecting mirrors for concentrating solar thermal power applications. The research project is supervised by leading experts in this field Professor Chris Sansom and Dr Peter King of Cranfield University and Dr Adam Bennett of Cranfield Plasma Solutions.

CSP plants generate electricity by concentrating sun light with large arrays of mirrors which are usually located in desert regions. Consequently, the mirrors get covered in sand and dust, and require cleaning with brushes and water on a regular basis. Currently much water is used to clean the mirrors, a precious resource in arid terrains. The aim of this project is to investigate the characteristics of a novel atmospheric pressure plasma system used to condition CSP concentrating mirrors which will be capable of reducing the amount of water used in the cleaning process.

The Global Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) market was valued at over $3 Billion US in 2016 and is anticipated to grow by 13% by 2025. There is also a compelling business desire to undertake this project. The development of a novel atmospheric pressure plasma system will be a significant game changer in the CSP market. Such a disruptive technology is anticipated to yield significant commercial benefits.

#CSP #concentratingsolarpower #solarpower #solar
#solarenergy #renewableenergy #greenenergy #energy #cleanenergy #sustainableenergy
#sustainablepower #sustainableenvironment #plasma #gasplasma #coldplasma
#kaltesplasma #airplasma


Poster presentation at the International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot Conference, Hague.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

A great poster presentation from Dr Aye Aye Thant at the ISDF 2019 conference!

Dr Thant’s presentation demonstrated the benefits of using the Adtec SteriPlas on diabetic foot ulcer patients.

Prior to the use of the Adtec SteriPlas, all patients in their retrospective study suffered from chronic and non-healing foot and leg ulcers with multi resistant bacteria and recalcitrance to antibiotics. All patients had at least 3 courses of intravenous antibiotics for more than 6 weeks prior with poor response.

The Adtec SteriPlas was then introduced as a treatment option. Instantly, positive results could be seen with the infection management for these patients. For example, one patient who was previously considered for an amputation was now improved and risk free. Healthy granulation could be observed with all patients, offering hope and an alternative to antibiotics that would usually be offered.

For more information on the Adtec SteriPlas, visit our website www.adtecplasma.com or send us an email at info@adtec.eu.com


Mr Keith Cutting presents significant results on DFUs in Vienna conference

Mr Keith Cutting presented at The European Conference on Controversies in Diabetic Foot Management conference in Vienna last week. His presentation focused on the benefits of treating complex diabetic foot ulcer patients with the Adtec SteriPlas.

The Adtec SteriPlas has shown promising results leading to healing in problematic and non-healing wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers or surgical site infections. These complex wounds that have shown signs of stalled healing respond well to intervention with the Adtec SteriPlas.

To learn more about our medical device and the benefits it offers to patients with wounds, surgical site infections and dermatological conditions send us an email at info@adtec.eu.com


Gas plasma shows promising results in the treatment of non-healing wounds

Renowned for its ability to successfully treat non-healing wounds, the Adtec SteriPlas is a must have for any dermatology and wound care departments.

This 61-year-old patient with a long-term venous ulcer was stalled from healing and present with Klebsiella oxytoca and Enterobacter cloacae. The patient went through a short treatment programme with our gas plasma medical device to achieve exceptional results. Figures (a) - (b) shows the visual changes of the ulcer throughout the short course of treatment with the Adtec SteriPlas.

Figure (a) shows the patient's ulcer at the start of the treatment
Figure (b) shows after 7 applications of our gas plasma.
Figure (c) shows after 11 treatments of our gas plasma.

At the end of the treatment programme, swabs which would normally have shown signs of bacteria were now sterile, allowing the patient to further progress into full healing.

Interested to hear more? Reach out to us at info@adtec.eu.com


Surgical site infections treated with the Adtec SteriPlas

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are still a severe complication after cardiac surgery with a mortality estimated range of up to 40% of cases. These post-operative wounds are generally associated with longer hospital stay and the delayed or inadequate therapeutic measures can lead to avoidable hospital costs for the healthcare system. The significant cost burden on the hospital for a single SSI case is €36,000. 1

It has already been shown that the Adtec SteriPlas is effective due to its increased penetration depth in SSIs to defeat bacteria even under a layer of biofilm independently to their resistance profile. This includes multi-resistant bacteria that have shown little or no response to antibiotics previously. In combination with advanced negative pressure wound treatment (aNPWT), the Adtec SteriPlas has been praised as a “tissue saving approach” offering patients a favourable treatment method for these complicated and chronic wounds compared to conventional treatment therapies. 2

Studies conducted using the Adtec SteriPlas have shown a significant decrease in the mortality rate coupled with accelerated healing. Patients with infected drivelines such as those with left ventricular assist devices have healed in as quick as 1 week, and patients with sternal SSIs have healed in as quick as 6 days. 2,3

The table above shows Dr H. Rotering’s recent data presented at the Chirurgie 2019 conference. The table explains that patients with infected drivelines have healed in as quick as 1 minute.

Both patients and doctors have praised the Adtec SteriPlas for its exceptional ability at delivering promising results leading to healing.

Be sure to contact us for more information and to see how our medical device may benefit your patients.

  1. H. Rotering, Cold atmospheric plasma – New options for infection control in wound management, EWMA 2016.
  2. H. Rotering, Cold atmospheric plasma and advanced Negative Pressure Wound Treatment – First results of a tissue saving approach for deep surgical site infections, EACTS 2018.
  3. H. Rotering, Das infizierte Implantat, Komplexe Wundbehandlung – Kaltes atmospherisches Plasma und advanced NPWT in der Herzchirurgie, Chirurgie 2019.

Promising results for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers using the Adtec SteriPlas

We are excited to show you a recent conference poster presented at the BSAC Spring 2019 conference, submitted by Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The poster shows the promising results of the using the Adtec SteriPlas on diabetic foot ulcers that are stalled by biofilm. The SteriPlas “is postulated as an alternative for antibiotics for patients where antibiotic therapy is difficult (due to resistance or adverse effects) or as an adjunct treatment for patients with chronic wounds including those with biofilms”.

Contact us at info@adtec.eu.com to learn more about how the Adtec SteriPlas may benefit your non-healing wound patients.


Adtec receive funding to conduct a clinical biofilm project in UK Hospital

Adtec Healthcare is delighted to announce that we will start a project to measure the ‘Efficacy of non-thermal gas plasma (NTGP) on sub-clinical wound infection (biofilm) in patients with diabetic foot ulcers’ in August 2016. The project will be a collaboration between Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, leading UK wound care experts, University Hospital Jena Germany and Adtec. The project is co-funded by the UK’s Innovation agency, Innovate UK and Adtec.


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Successful treatment of surgical site infections with Adtec SteriPlas

We are delighted to report that Adtec SteriPlas plasma technology has been successfully used to treat surgical site infections.


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Good results of our plasma technology on biofilm- no viable organisms after 5 minutes plasma treatment

The aim of this study was to demonstrate anti-biofilm activity of argon gas plasma using CDC reactor biofilm model. ‘Bacteria protected within biofilms are up to 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics…which severely complicates treatment options.’ (Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jul; 118(7): A288) 


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