Presentations

This section contains presentations on various aspects of Antimicrobial Copper science and application, delivered by research and industry experts to audiences at meetings, seminars and conferences.

Presentations are available as downloadable pdfs.  If you would like to request a presentation at your event, please contact
Bryony Samuel, Communications Officer, Copper Development Association.

Antimicrobial Copper Touch Surfaces for Infection Prevention and Control
A presentation telling the antimicrobial copper story from early research to the latest applications, and from the laboratory bench to the patient bedside.
Introducing Copper Alloy Fixtures and Fittings to an NHS Built Environment
Delly Dickson, Service Redesign Manager at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, presented on her experiences at Patient First in November 2016.
The Case for Antimicrobial Copper
Professor Bill Keevil, of the University of Southampton, presented at Patient First in November 2016 on the science behind antimicrobial copper and its contribution to reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Continuously Active Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces
Mark Tur, Technical Consultant to Copper Alliance, International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine, November 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany.

A presentation on antimicrobial copper as a new technology to mitigate healthcare-associated infections amongst military and civilian cohorts in conventional healthcare facilities, forward surgical settings, transport environments and disaster settings.

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RIBA-accredited CPD Presentation for Architects
Continuing Professional Development lecture for architectural practices.

This RIBA accredited Continuing Professional Development resource explains to architects the contribution made by durable and intrinsically antimicrobial materials to reduce infection, improving both patient outcomes and healthcare provider finances.

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Antimicrobial Copper: Making a Material Difference to Healthcare
Andrew Cross, ACT Surfaces, Health, Environment and Infrastructure in London, December 2015.

A presentation delivered at Health, Environment and Infrastructure London in December 2015, offering a summary of the research supporting the use of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces as an additional hygiene measure, and looking at the practicalities of an installation.

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Antimicrobial Copper: A Cost-Effective Engineering Solution for Augmenting Infection Control
Mark Tur, Technical Consultant to Copper Development Association, Health, Environment and Infrastructure in London, December 2013.

This presentation provides a brief overview of the clinical evidence for antimicrobial copper as a supplement to infection control procedures, and the economic benefits it offers.

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Commercialization of Antimicrobial Copper
Dr Harold Michels, Senior Vice President of Copper Development Association Inc., MEDICA 2013

This presentation offers details on how to manufacture Antimicrobial Copper components and equipment, covering alloys selection and costs.

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Antimicrobial Copper: Economics and Case Studies
Mark Tur, Technical Consultant to Copper Development Association, MEDICA 2013,

A presentation made by Mark Tur, Technical Consultant to Copper Development Association, at MEDICA 2013, presenting case studies and the economic aspects of deploying Antimicrobial Copper.

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Can the Use of Copper Help to Prevent Infection?
Professor Tom Elliott, Consultant Microbiologist and Deputy Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

A presentation given at Infection Prevention 2013, summarising the clinical evidence on antimicrobial copper touch surfaces for infection control.

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New insights into the antimicrobial properties of copper touch surfaces to reduce HAIs
Presentation by Prof Bill Keevil, Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, February 2013.

This workshop offered an opportunity to hear Professor Bill Keevil present his latest exciting and ground-breaking research into the antimicrobial properties of copper and its alloys.  Copper touch surfaces rapidly kill not only bacteria and fungi, but also viruses such as influenza, and Professor Keevil's current research highlights their lethal effect against norovirus.

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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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