Decolonisation of MRSA using the FlatPlaSter plasma device.

<p>Cold atmospheric plasma treatment of MRSA (BAA-44) (10<sup>6–7</sup>/ml) applied to <i>ex vivo</i> skin using the FlatPlaSter device. Different plasma treatment times were tested [min]. A CFU assay was performed immediately after the plasma treatment. Black dotted line: baseline of viable bacteria per ml; red dotted line: reduction of three log<sub>10</sub> steps of viable bacteria (99.9%); green dotted line: reduction of five log<sub>10</sub> steps of viable bacteria (99.999%). (<i>n</i> = 6, median ± interquartile range).</p>