COMPANY PROFILE

 NamePlasmapps srl
 RegionApulia
StatusStart-up

 
 PROPOSAL 

TitlePlasma Processes for biomedical and life science
Project id.78
Reference sectorNANOTECHNOLOGY
IP Protection LevelFor this project idea, intellectual property protection is not expected
Description of the innovation projectToday Plasma technology offers a valid alternative to conventional chemistry in the process of surface finishing of materials, with many benefits due to its high eco-sustainability. If energy is supplied to a gas, it is ionized and generates the PLASMA , called the fourth state of matter. This is an ionized gas rich of reactive species such as radicals, ions and electrons, able to modify the surface properties of the materials exposed to it. It becomes possible to finely tune the surface properties of the materials through the fine adjustment of the experimental parameters, resulting in a customized “surface tailoring “ of materials, without affecting their bulk properties.
State of dev.Product
Industrial applicationPlasmapps offers customized plasma solutions for many biomedical products such as biochips, biosensors, cell culture platforms, medical textiles, bandages, membranes, powders, o-rings, filters, tubes,prostheses, contact lenses etc. Plasmapps provides different plasma treatments for: HEMOCOMPATIBLE SURFACES, NON-FOULING SURFACES, TISSUE ENGINEERING AND CELL CULTURE, STERILIZATION, BIOSENSORS BARRIER COATING, HAEMOREPELLENT AND STOPPING BACTERIA PENETRATION TEXTILES.
Market segmentPlasmapps have developed new strategies for realizing cell based assays, that can combine fouling and unfouling domains for driving the adhesion of cells, proteins, nucleic acids, etc. for microfluidic devices and biological and medical studies.
Advantage factorThe Cold Plasma technology offers a valid alternative to conventional chemistry in the process of surface finishing of materials, with many benefits due to its high eco-sustainability. Plasma chemistry is a “dry and green” chemistry working without solvents and with minimal use of reagents.
Commercial challengeThis project aims to offer to biomedical and life science industry new methods for surface modification. Thanks to its high eco-sustainability and reduced costs process, the use of this technology makes possible the increase of the competitiveness.
Publications and Customer Refereces“Advanced Plasma Technology” Edited byRiccardo d'Agostino, Pietro Favia, Yoshinobu Kawai, Hideo Ikegami, Noriyoshi Sato, and Farzaneh Arefi-Khonsari. Wiley-VCH- 2005; “Plasma Processes and Polymers”, Edited by Riccardo d’Agostino, P. Favia, C. Oehr and M. R. Wertheimer