Antimicrobial Copper in Healthcare

Antimicrobial Copper in Hospitals & Healthcare

 

Every year healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are responsible for 75,000 deaths and can cost hospitals $45 billion. Because of the threat of HAIs in a range of hospital and other healthcare environments, a compelling case can be made for more effective cleaning protocols and product innovation to aid the fight against bacteria.

CuVerro® bactericidal copper alloys are this innovation. CuVerro surfaces kill 99.9% bacteria1, when cleaned regularly, and are an EPA-registered tool for continuously cleaner surfaces. The EPA registration is supported by data from rigorous Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) testing.

The goal is to break the chain of transmission.

With healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, family, visitors, and patients at risk, CuVerro® bactericidal copper surfaces are a powerful tool to supplement existing cleaning practices and help achieve this goal.

A range of state-of-the art healthcare facilities have installed various products made with CuVerro® bactericidal copper alloy, such as touch plates, door handles, and IV poles, as an aggressive stance in the fight against bacteria1 that can cause HAIs.

Currently studies to further test the efficacy of products made with CuVerro® are underway at Grinnell Regional Medical Center and Chicago Prostate Cancer Center.

Learn more about these institutions’ experiences with CuVerro® on the Clinical Studies page.