Plasma-activated interfaces for biomedical engineering

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2134-2143
Journal / PublicationBioactive Materials
Issue number7
Online published12 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021



As an important phenomenon to monitor disease development, cell signaling usually takes place at the interface between organisms/cells or between organisms/cells and abiotic materials. Therefore, finding a strategy to build the specific biomedical interfaces will help regulate information transmission and produce better therapeutic results to benefit patients. In the past decades, plasmas containing energetic and active species have been employed to construct various interfaces to meet biomedical demands such as bacteria inactivation, tissue regeneration, cancer therapy, and so on. Based on the potent functions of plasma modified surfaces, this mini-review is aimed to summarize the state-of-art plasma-activated interfaces and provide guidance to researchers to select the proper plasma and processing conditions to design and prepare interfaces with the optimal biological and related functions. After a brief introduction, plasma-activated interfaces are described and categorized according to different criteria including direct plasma-cells interfaces and indirect plasma-material-cells interfaces and recent research activities on the application of plasma-activated interfaces are described. The authors hope that this mini-review will spur interdisciplinary research efforts in this important area and expedite associated clinical applications.

Research Area(s)

  • Bioactive interfaces, Biomedical engineering, Plasma-assisted processes

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