Sunday, 13 November 2011

Plasma-filled bags could replace the Petri dish

The humble Petri dish may soon be a thing of the past. A team of researchers in Germany have developed a new technique for treating plastic bags with plasmas to turn them sealed, sterile containers suitable for microbiology work with much less chance of contamination than traditional containers. This holds the promise of not only decreasing the possibility of contamination in stem cell and live-cell therapy techniques, but also the potential for cultivating whole human organs for transplant surgery... Continue Reading Plasma-filled bags could replace the Petri dish

1 comment:

eon said...

If it were 10 meters across and warm enough inside to be lighter than the surrounding air, it could do a creditable impersonation of a UFO.