Life Sciences

Plasma for Surface Treatment and DecontaminationPlasma: A Safer and Greener solution

Plasma: A Safer and Greener solution 

Plasma is a clean and cost effective way of sterilization, bonding enhancement, and increased wettability. Plasma generation doesn’t require hazardous chemicals so it’s a clean and hazard-free process that often yields superior results to traditional surface preparation techniques.

Applications

Precursor Enhancement

Precursor Enhancement
  • Addition of monolayer precursors can ensure binding of specific functional groups
  • Hydrophobic, hydrophilic, and super-hydrophobic surface characteristics can be engineered to experiment needs
Reduction of Surface Contaminants

Reduction of Surface Contaminants
  • Chemical cleaning can leave behind dangerous contaminants which can have harmful side effects on cell cultures and chemical reactions. Plasma eliminates the need for solvents and creates a much cleaner surface for experimentation.
  • Plasma assisted quartz-like coatings reduce leeching effects by up to 90% over traditional methods
Sterilization / Decontamination

Sterilization / Decontamination
  • Cleans surfaces of protein, chemical, and cell contamination
  • Reduces carbon residues left by standard cleaning and polishing methods
  • Decrease in contamination and residues promote better adhesion
Functionalizing Surfaces

Functionalizing Surfaces
  • Increases wettability, adherance, and cohesion in immunoassays, cell cultures, and microarrays
  • Prevents overflowing and cross-contamination
  • Promotes antigen binding
  • Increases binding selectivity

Application Notes

Cleaning and Sterilization 

• GlassCleaning • IOL Depyrogenation • Orthopedics • Spinal Implants

Coatings

Catheters • DNA and Protein • Microarrays • Low Cell Attachment  • Hydrophobic Surfaces   • PTFE • OLs • Contact Lenses

Precursor Enhancement

Principals of ALD Surface Engineering • SurfaceModificationDial