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Cold Atmospheric Plasma for COVID-19

Version 1 : Received: 7 April 2020 / Approved: 8 April 2020 / Online: 8 April 2020 (11:34:11 CEST)

How to cite: Chen, Z.; Wirz, R. Cold Atmospheric Plasma for COVID-19. Preprints 2020, 2020040126. Chen, Z.; Wirz, R. Cold Atmospheric Plasma for COVID-19. Preprints 2020, 2020040126.


The recent pandemic has greatly stressed supply chains, treatment modalities, and medical resources. Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has been used for a wide range of applications in biomedical engineering due to its many components including electrons, charged particles, reactive oxygen species (ROS), reactive nitrogen species (RNS), free radicals, ultraviolet (UV) photons, molecules, electromagnetic fields, physical forces, and electric fields. In this manuscript, we develop CAP devices for COVID-19. Our manuscript indicates the advantages of highlydeployable CAP devices for both sanitation and treatment, without the need for supply chains of special consumables such as hand sanitizers and the like. We hope that this timely research will help engage the broader community of engineers that wish to help the medical community with this pandemic and to prevent and treat future outbreaks.


Cold atmospheric Plasma; sterilization; Plasma-activated medium; Nitric oxide; Immunotherapy; COVID-19


Biology and Life Sciences, Biophysics

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