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Submission + - Plasma-filled Bags Could Replace the Petri Dish (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: 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 into 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.
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Plasma-filled Bags Could Replace the Petri Dish

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