Inhibition of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus by a plasma needle

Maja Miletić, Dragana Vuković, Irena Živanović, Ivana Dakić, Ivan Soldatović, Dejan Maletić, Gordana Malović, Zoran Petrović, Nevena Puač

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In numerous recent papers plasma chemistry of non equilibrium plasma sources operating at atmospheric pressure has been linked to plasma medical effects including sterilization. In this paper we present a study of the effectiveness of an atmospheric pressure plasma source, known as plasma needle, in inhibition of
the growth of biofilm produced by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Even at the lowest powers the biofilms formed by inoculi of MRSA of 104 and 105 CFU have been strongly affected by plasma and growth in biofilms was inhibited. The eradication of the already formed biofilm was not achieved and it
is required to go to more effective sources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-167
Number of pages8
JournalOpen Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Jan 2015


  • non-thermal atmospheric plasmas
  • biofilm
  • methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • antimicrobial
  • plasma needle


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