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
Marleine Williams at Copper Development Association.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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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