Updated on 11 February 2013
IonPlasma is atmospheric pressure plasma generated by electron streamers that fire off the dielectric barrier when the right frequency and power levels are achieved. The streamers ionize the air and any water vapor in the air. The main reactive products in the ionized gases are ozone, high energy oxygen, singlet oxygen and hydroxyl ions.
These species combined with the dense electron cloud provides the energy to trigger rapid ionization of organic molecules and the conversion of water and other solvents that may be present in samples from a liquid to a gas state. The rapid ionization and liquid-to-gas conversion clean and decontaminate pipette tips for immediate reuse.
What kind of contaminants can be cleaned using your IonPlasma technology?
The IonPlasma technology has been widely used to remove contaminants such as DNA, RNA, protein, and small molecules. It is also very effective in removing microbial contaminants such as E. Coli and fungi.
What all products do you have that use this technology ?
The TipCharger Plasma Treatment System, powered by the IonPlasma technology, cleans and decontaminates pipette tips for immediate reuse. A TipCharger system can be easily added onto an automated liquid handling platform with eight, 96 or 384-channel pipetting format.
What are the advantages of using IonPlasma technology?
First of all, by enabling pipette tip reuse, IonPlasma technology and the TipCharger system save researchers >90 percent on pipette tip cost. IonPlasma breaks down contaminants in the molecular level and offers superior cleaning comparing to any other tip cleaning methods. And, because there is no liquid or solid waste after plasma treatment, the liquid-handling related biohazard waste management cost is also reduced.