21.02.2012 - JAN BENEDIKT AT THE SCIENTIFIC KICK OFF MEETING OF THE COST ACTION: BIO-PLASMA MP1101
The scientific kick off meeting of the COST Action: Bio-Plasma MP1101 has been organised in Bari, Italy, on February 16th/17th, 2012. The main goals of this action are to intensify the knowledge base relevant to medical and biomedical applications of atmospheric pressure plasma technology within Europe, and to raise the general awareness of the potential of this technology via the establishment of a communication platform. The network is looking towards early exploitation of plasma treatment techniques with enormous potential for patient care, particularly to reduce infection, enhance the speed of wound healing and treat cancer. The COST Action is divided into four workgroups: WG1: Plasma Therapeutics, WG2: Functional Coatings for Biomaterials, WG3: Bio-Plasma Interactions, and WG4: Plasma Sources for Biomedical Applications. The group of Jun.-Prof. Benedikt is with its unique atmospheric pressure X-Jet involved in the analysis of plasma sources for biomedical applications. This research is performed in close collaboration with Jun.-Prof. Julia Bandow and Prof. Peter Awakowicz, both located at RUB, and Dr. Ralf Möller (German Aerospace Centre in Cologne).