Non-thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas: Generation, Sources and Applications

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Abstract

Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas, also known as Cold Atmospheric Plasmas (CAPs) are emerging as a potential alternative for cancer treatment since they can be generated at atmospheric conditions and their low temperatures allow the interaction with living tissues without thermal damage. This article focus on the study of the interaction between plasma and a non-cancerous cell line, particularly, VERO cells. Some in-vitro experiments were performed with a custom-made device in order to better understand how CAPs affect non-cancerous cells. It was also studied the influence of several factors such as the distance from the device (gap), the duration and the type of treatment, direct or indirect, on the cell viability after exposure to CAPs treatments. The obtained results revealed the importance of the determination of the optimal relation between gap and treatment time, since small variations in each one of them can lead to different results in the cell viability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics - 15th International Meeting, CIBB 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMaria Raposo, Paulo Ribeiro, Susana Sério, Antonino Staiano, Angelo Ciaramella
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages309-318
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-34585-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-34584-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event15th International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, CIBB 2018 - Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 6 Sep 20188 Sep 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer
Volume11925 LNBI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, CIBB 2018
CountryPortugal
CityCaparica
Period6/09/188/09/18

Keywords

  • Cold plasma
  • Plasma jet device
  • Plasma medicine
  • VERO cells

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