Copper's ability to kill bacteria in hospital room

A new clinical study published in the American Journal of Infection Control confirms copper’s ability to continuously kill harmful bacteria* in hospital settings.

Hinsa-Leasure, PhD, and her team conducted research over 18 months with more than 1,500 samples. The research found significantly fewer bacteria on copper alloy products traditional hospital room surfaces.  In this case, products used in the study were made from CuVerro® copper alloys.

“Even the most conscientious cleaning will not remove all bacteria cells from a surface, allowing for recolonization,” Hinsa-Leasure said.

To help educate hospital executives and their staff on the benefits and ease of installing copper components, the Copper Development Association (CDA) recently launched two videos featuring Grinnell Regional Medical Center: Installing Antimicrobial Copper Components and Cleaning and Maintaining Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces.

  Over 200 facilities in 35+ states and 13+ countries have deployed antimicrobial copper surfaces from U.S.