from: Gas Plasma Sterilization in Microbiology: Theory, Applications, Pitfalls and New Perspectives (Edited by: Hideharu Shintani and Akikazu Sakudo). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 1-4.
Gas plasma sterilization offers enormous potential as a broad spectrum antimicrobial procedure. In this chapter we explain the types of errors that result from the 'understanding-gap' between the engineering researchers who are developing the gas plasma sterilization technology and the microbiologists who aim to fine tune it for their needs. Future initiatives to exploit this powerful technology would benefit from adopting multi-disciplinary approaches, involving close collaboration between microbiologists, chemists and engineering researchers read more ...