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World’s first clinical study proves faster wound healing through plasma – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a pioneer in cold plasma medicine


or the first time in a clinical study it was scientifically confirmed that physical cold plasma has a significantly positive effect on chronic wounds and leads to a faster healing of the diabetic foot syndrome. This was made possible by the close cooperation between physicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. Partners in the user-initiated study to improve patient wound care were the Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westphalen (HDZ NRW) in Bad Oeynhausen, the Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Karlsburg, the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e.V. (INP) and the Greifswald company neoplas med GmbH. The scientific results were recently published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association” (JAMA Network Open).

Picture: Participants of the press conference on September 1, 2020 in Karlsburg: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Motz, Medical Director of the Klinikum Karlsburg; State Secretary Dr. Stephan Rudolph, Ministry of Economic Affairs M-V, PD Dr. Bernd Stratmann from HDZ NRW in Bad Oeynhausen; Prof. Dr. Kalus-Dieter Weltmann, Chairman of the Board and Scientific Director of INP, Prof. Dr. Diethelm Tschöpe, Director of the Diabetes Center at the HDZ NRW in Bad Oeynhausen; Prof. Dr. Wolgang Kerner, Director of the Karlsburg Diabetes Clinic and Ulrike Sailer, Managing Partner of neoplas med GmbH (from left to right)