About the Authors

Stephanie Arndt

Affiliation Institute of Pathology, University Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Petra Unger

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Eva Wacker

Affiliation Institute of Pathology, University Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Tetsuji Shimizu

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

Julia Heinlin

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Yang-Fang Li

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

Hubertus M. Thomas

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

Gregor E. Morfill

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

Julia L. Zimmermann

Affiliation Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff

Contributed equally to this work with: Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff, Sigrid Karrer

Affiliation Institute of Pathology, University Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Sigrid Karrer

Contributed equally to this work with: Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff, Sigrid Karrer

sigrid.karrer@klinik.uni-regensburg.de

Affiliation Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Competing Interests

Shimizu and Morfill are holders of the patent for the MicroPlasTer ß®. The MicroPlasTer ß® was developed by the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) and ADTEC Plasma Technology Co. Ltd., Hiroshima and the MPE provided the MicroPlaSter ß®. There are no further patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SK AKB. Performed the experiments: PU EW SA. Analyzed the data: SA AKB SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH YFL TS HMT GEM JZ. Wrote the paper: SA AKB SK. Provided and developed the CAP device: JH YFL TS HMT GEM JZ. Contributed plasma knowledge: JH YFL TS HMT GEM JZ.