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Research

The prestigious Francis Crick Institute research facility, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter, has antimicrobial copper door furniture throughout its laboratory and visitor areas.

Medical and healthcare

Grinnell Regional Medical Center was among the first US hospitals to boost hygiene with solid antimicrobial copper surfaces, and two videos shot there examine the benefits and ease of installing copper.

Mass transit

A Valparaiso Metro train in Chile was the first of its kind to be equipped with antimicrobial copper hand rails and poles in a move intended to help reduce the risk of infections spreading between the Metro's 18 million annual users and improve the public transport experience.

Demonstration of Rapid Kill of MRSA

A live broadcast from the University of Southampton in the UK demonstrates copper's rapid antimicrobial efficacy against MRSA. 8 mins.


Copper and copper alloys are engineering materials that are durable, colourful and recyclable and are widely available in various product forms suitable for a range of manufacturing purposes. Copper and its alloys offer a suite of materials for designers of functional, sustainable and cost-effective products.

Copper and certain copper alloys have intrinsic antimicrobial properties (so-called ‘Antimicrobial Copper’) and products made from these materials have an additional, secondary benefit of contributing to hygienic design. Products made from Antimicrobial Copper are a supplement to, not a substitute for standard infection control practices. It is essential that current hygiene practices are continued, including those related to the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces.

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