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|Title: ||Terminal sterilization: Conventional methods versus emerging cold atmospheric pressure plasma technology for non‐viable biological tissues|
|Authors: ||Marsit, Nagi M.|
Sidney, Laura E.
Branch, Matthew J.
Wilson, Samantha L.
|Keywords: ||Cold plasma|
Dielectric barrier discharge
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||© Wiley-VCH Verlag|
|Citation: ||MARSIT, N.M. ...et al., 2017. Terminal sterilization: Conventional methods versus emerging cold atmospheric pressure plasma technology for non‐viable biological tissues. Plasma Processes and Polymers, In Press.|
|Abstract: ||Tissue products are susceptible to microbial contamination from different sources, which may cause disease transmission upon transplantation. Terminal sterilization
using gamma radiation, electron-beam, and ethylene oxide protocols are well established
and accepted, however, such methods have known disadvantages associated with compromised tissue integrity, functionality, safety, complex logistics, availability, and cost. Non-thermal (cold) atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) is an emerging technology that has several biomedical applications including sterilization of tissues, and the potential to surpass
current terminal sterilization techniques. This review discusses the limitations of
conventional terminal sterilization
technologies for biological materials, and
highlights the benefits of utilizing CAP.|
|Description: ||This paper is in closed access until 15th Dec 2017.|
|Sponsor: ||Funding from The Authority for Research,
Science, and Technology of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research-Libya (Scholarship 404/2013) is gratefully acknowledged.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201600134|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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