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- October 20, 2011Study Proves New Technology Kills Bacteria that Cause Hospital Infections and Reduces Infection Rates
The CDC estimates that in the U.S., hospital acquired infections kill 100,000 people and cost $45 billion annually. A recent study proves new technology kills bacteria that cause hospital infections and reduces infection rates.
- September 19, 2011Continuous Antimicrobial Activity Supplements Routine Cleaning in Hospitals
Research results demonstrating that hospital bed rails made of copper have fewer contaminants and remain clean longer than plastic bed rails were presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Chicago, IL on September 19, 2011.
- July 01, 2011Research Proves Antimicrobial Copper Reduces the Risk of Infections by More Than 40%
Early results from a comprehensive, multi-site clinical trial in the US demonstrate that the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms resulted in a 40.4% reduction in the risk of acquiring a hospital infection. Initial study results were presented at the World Health Organization’s 1st International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland on July 1st, 2011.
- September 13, 2010Study Shows Bacterial Reduction in an Out-Patient Facility
Preliminary results of a pilot study performed in an Infectious Disease outpatient practice at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System show that, with minor modifications, frequently touched surfaces can be made inhospitable to infectious bacteria.
- March 22, 2010Clinical Trial Results Demonstrate Copper Reduces MRSA & VRE in Hospital Rooms
Recent clinical tests demonstrate that antimicrobial copper is effective in significantly reducing the bacterial load in intensive care unit (ICU) patient rooms and on many individual objects in those rooms.
- January 05, 2009International Copper Industry Defines Role in the Fight Against Hospital Infections
The copper industry is working together to answer one very important question: Can copper and copper alloys (brass and bronze) help curb the spread of bacteria that cause hospital infection?
- October 28, 2008First Results from Hospital Trials Testing Antimicrobial Copper Alloys Announced at ICAAC
Preliminary results from U.S. Department of Defense-funded clinical trials indicate that commonly touched surfaces in intensive care unit rooms are contaminated with high levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.
- March 25, 2008U.S. EPA Approves Registration of Antimicrobial Copper Alloys
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the registration of antimicrobial copper alloys, with public health claims. These public health claims acknowledge that copper, brass and bronze are capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration, which is supported by extensive antimicrobial efficacy testing.