Plasma Technology

Adtec launches DC Generators!

Ever since we designed and manufactured our first RF Plasma Generators 30 years ago, Adtec has built a reputation as a world-leading suppliers of generators for semiconductor and related industries.

Adtec is now extremely excited to announce the launch of our first DC Generator!

A 20kW Bipolar Power Supply, the unit has been designed and developed by Adtec group company IDX, primarily for sputtering deposition processes. With continuous, pulsed and bipolar DC modes, and high speed arc detection and handling functionality, multiple BP020A plasma generators can be stacked to create a flexible, high power system.

Alternatively, combine with Adtec's extensive range of RF Plasma Generation equipment to power a versatile dual RF-DC sputtering tool. Get in touch to discuss a solution tailored to your requirements.

 

One Supplier. From Generator to Chamber. Now with DC Generators


Adtec confirms membership to NMI

We are pleased to announce our membership to NMI - Champion for the UK Electronics Manufacturing Industry.

Part of The UK's Deep Tech Hub, TechWorks, NMI Manufacturing supports the UK established Semiconductor industry.

We are very excited to join this renowned UK Electronics Manufacturing community, and at the opportunity to collaborate with innovative industry experts

 


RF Plasma Equipment - From Generator to Chamber

Through recent additions to our RF Plasma Equipment range, Adtec is now proudly able to supply your entire RF Power chain - From Generator to Chamber.

Building upon our long-standing expertise in RF Plasma Generators and Impedance Matching Units, Adtec now offers a bespoke range of RF Coaxial Switch Boxes and Cabling.

View our full range of RF products here, and learn how Adtec can be your One Supplier, From Generator to Chamber

#OneSupplier #fromgeneratortochamber


Adtec launches High Power RF Coaxial Switch Boxes

Adtec has expanded its range of RF Plasma Generation equipment by adding High Power RF Coaxial Switch Boxes to our line up.

A Switch Box sits in your signal chain directly after the RF Generator, and essentially acts a pivot point, dictating the "direction" of the RF power. This means that you can serve multiple chambers using just one generator; the switch box rapidly alternates the signal between the different processes.

Our Switch Boxes are custom designed, so get in touch to discuss your requirements


Characterization of a Microwave Induced Plasma Torch

Adtec's Microwave Induced Plasma (MIP) torch technology has been investigated in a fascinating paper exploring glass surface modification.

Cold plasma as a novel solution for cleaning Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) mirrors is an application we're extremely interested in at Adtec, and we are proudly collaborating with Cranfield University in our research. In experimental work conducted at both Cranfield and the Defence Academy, this paper instead uses an Adtec MIP torch to study surface energy modification of CSP glass, and demonstrates the ability of the technology to create super-hydrophilic surfaces.

The work, funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and Gooch & Housego, also allowed researchers to utilise optical emission spectroscopy to characterize the MIP torch, and deepen our understanding of the technology.

The full paper is available to read here: adtecplasma.com/…/Characterisation-of-a-microwave-induced-plasma-torch-for-glass-surface-modification.pdf

 

Acknowledgements 

This sort of fundamental research provides Adtec with invaluable insights, and we are hugely grateful to all researchers and institutions for their contributions.

Cranfield University (BENNETT), University College Dublin (FANG), Manufacturing Technology Centre (CASTELLI), Zhejiang University of Technology (CHEN), Defence Academy of the UK (BALLERI), Adtec Plasma Technology (URAYAMA), Gooch & Housego (Funding), EPSRC (Funding).


Adtec colleagues at Cranfield University publish paper in American Institute of Physics

Adtec is very proud to announce that our colleagues at Cranfield University have published their paper "Cleaning Concentrating Solar Power Mirrors Without Water" in the AIP.

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is a method of electricity generation that utilises vast arrays of mirrors to reflect sunlight to a focal point, superheating a special liquid to produce steam. Due to the typically arid desert locations of these plants, the mirrors become readily soiled with sand and dirt. Plasma offers a novel, innovative, and water-free solution to cleaning them.

This paper provides a fantastic introduction to the research, and offers fascinating characterisation of the Air Plasma generated by our Dielectric Barrier Discharge technology.

Congratulations to all involved!

You can read the full paper here

 


Adtec joins the European Research Association for Thin Films

We are pleased to announce our membership to the European Research Association for Thin Films.

The EFDS is a fantastic community of renowned specialists within the European Thin-Film, Semiconductor and Vacuum Technology industries.

We are hugely excited for the opportunity to learn from industry experts and collaborate with new partners

 


Dedicated Adtec RF and Cold Plasma News

Hello and welcome!

As part of our brand new website, we are excited to launch a fresh news feed, dedicated to our RF and Cold Plasma activities.

Here, we will discuss products, innovations, applications and publications - we have a lot in the pipeline for 2021, and we can't wait to share it all with you!

Our medical division, Adtec Healthcare, can now be found here. You can still find all the old posts in the archives of our news section.

Happy New Year from all of us here at Adtec,

See you soon!


New Actinic Keratoses clinical trial publication release

 

Congratulations Professor Alexander Rösch and his team at the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Essen for their recent clinical trial publication. The study “Efficacy of cold atmospheric plasma versus diclofenac 3% gel in patients with actinic keratoses: a prospective,  randomized, and rater-blinded study (ACTICAP)” can be found here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jdv.16735

 

Their clinical trial began in 2017 and its purpose was to test the efficacy of our medical device, the Adtec SteriPlas on actinic keratoses patients in comparison to those treated with Diclofenac 3% gel. The clinical efficacy of this modality is comparable to that of Diclofenac gel. However, unlike Diclofenac, cold atmospheric plasma showed no major side effects. Thus, this modality might be especially well-suited for patients who require nontoxic treatment options, particularly immunocompromised patients and those with extensive field cancerization. This continues to be one of our strongest and most favoured characteristics of the Adtec SteriPlas: no side effects.

 

We encourage you to read the clinical trial publication and welcome any questions that you have.

 

#actinickeratoses #actinickeratosis #skin #dermatology #coldplasma #kaltesplasma #clinicaltrial #sideeffects


Adtec Healthcare's new project with Hull York Medical School testing gas plasma on Osteomyelitis bone infections.

 

We are excited to announce the study “Gas Plasma for the Prevention and Management of Osteomyelitis Biofilms” has now begun at the Hull York Medical School. The study led by Dr Angela Oates and funded by the National Biofilms Innovation Centre will seek to test the efficacy of our gas plasma system on osteomyelitis bone infections using our PlasmaTact device. This project will develop a novel laboratory testing model to evaluate and optimise plasma treatment for osteomyelitis biofilm infections.

 

 

We have already demonstrated that our gas plasma medical device, the Adtec SteriPlas, has proven antibacterial efficacy and accelerated healing in problematic and non-healing wounds with strong evidence collected from our extensive library of clinical trials and publications. This includes diabetic foot ulcers which are often complicated by biofilm. Over the course of its existence it has shown that no side effects have been reported which offers patients a safe and reliable treatment option. It has also shown that a 2-minute treatment time is sufficient to achieve exceptional results and that it is also a broad spectrum antibacterial with the ability to kill a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial superinfections.

 

The PlasmaTact utilizes the same gas plasma technology from the Adtec SteriPlas. The main difference between the two devices is that the PlasmaTact offers a smaller handheld style treatment area of 1cm2 (vs 12cm2 with the SteriPlas) and offers users the ability to change the power output settings (vs the fixed settings with the SteriPlas).

 

Osteomyelitis (OM) is biofilm infection of the bone and is a common and costly complication in diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients often resulting in amputations. Long-term antimicrobial therapy is widely used as a primary treatment for OM or as an adjunct to surgical approaches however, there is a failure rate of up to 35% and an associated increasing prevalence of antimicrobial resistance. There is an urgent clinical need to develop alternative non-antimicrobial approaches to treat infections, and currently there is a lack of credible alternatives in the market for the treatment of OM.

 

Evaluating the efficacy of gas plasma in OM represents unique challenges as both the biofilm growth and physical characteristics of OM bone will affect the delivery and activity of the plasma. In vitro biofilm model systems offer a means by which rapid, costs effective and standardised evaluation of anti-biofilm treatments can be undertaken.

 

The PATROL project is a new and exciting collaborative project between Adtec Healthcare and Dr Angela Oates of the University of Hull Wound Healing Group which is supported by NBIC PoC Award. The overall aim of this project is to develop an osteomyelitis biofilm infection model to support the optimisation and evaluation of a cold plasma technology for the management and prevention of OM.

 

This collaborative project represents the first phase of the novel utilisation of Adtec SteriPlas to treat OM or as an adjunct current therapy. Successful translation of this technology to treat OM will reduce antimicrobial usage and associated OM amputations, reducing NHS costs and ultimately improving patient outcomes.

 

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