Plasma Medical Science describes the progress that has been made in the field over the past five years, illustrating what readers must know to be successful. As non-thermal, atmospheric pressure plasma has been applied for a wide variety of medical fields, including wound healing, blood coagulation, and cancer therapy, this book is a timely resource on the topics discussed.
- Provides a dedicated reference for this emerging topic
- Discusses the state-of-the-art developments in plasma technology
- Introduces topics of plasma biophysics and biochemistry that are required to understand the application of the technology for plasma medicine
- Brings together diverse experience in this field in one reference text
- Provides a roadmap for future developments in the area
1. Introduction 2. Physical and chemical basis of non-thermal plasma 3. Plasma biological science in various species 4. Regulation of cell membrane transport by plasma 5. Reactive oxygen species in Plasma Medical Science (PAM and cancer therapy) 6. Application of plasma to humans (Blood coagulation and regenerative medicine) 7. Safety and standardization toward clinical applications 8. Future outlooks in plasma medical science
Shinya Toyokuni obtained an MD from Kyoto University, Japan (1985), and a PhD in pathology from Kyoto University (1991). He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in CDRH, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD, USA during 1990-92. He was an instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Biology of Diseases, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, and since 2008 is Professor in the Department of Pathology and Biological Responses, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine.