Since ancient Egyptian times copper has been known to have inherent antimicrobial properties. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing proves copper's efficacy against infectious bacteria1, allowing for public health claims. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration
CuVerro® copper alloys are bactericidal - they kill more than 99.9% of bacteria that cause hospital acquired infections (HAIs) within two hours of contact.
Why does CuVerro® use the term bactericidal instead of antimicrobial?
CuVerro is a type of antimicrobial copper, but the term bactericidal is a more accurate description since CuVerro copper alloys kill bacteria, and do not just inhibit bacterial growth. CuVerro®bactericidal copper surfaces not only kill bacteria, but they are registered with the EPA to make public health claims.