A collection of videos covering the science behind and application of Antimicrobial Copper for improving hygiene and helping to prevent the spread of infection.
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This short video tells the story of Allgood's Contego—antimicrobial copper ironmongery with the appearance of stainless steel—and its installation at the prestigious Francis Crick Institute research facility in London.
The Solaris Urbino bus is the world's first to be equipped with antimicrobial copper handrails, helping reduce the spread of germs between passengers. It also won the prestigious Bus of the Year 2017 award.
At the inaugural conference of the Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention, Professor Bill Keevil discusses work studying whether the ability of pathogens to persist in the environment, particularly on touch surfaces, may also play an important role in the developed resistance to many classes of antimicrobials. The antimicrobial properties of copper, and its potential role in reducing the spread of resistance, are also covered.
A live broadcast from the University of Southampton in the UK demonstrates copper's rapid antimicrobial efficacy against MRSA. 8 mins.
Professor Bill Keevil explains the effectiveness of copper to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as coronavirus. 1 min.
Professor Bill Keevil, Chair in Environmental Healthcare at the University of Southampton, discussing his research into the mechanism by which copper kills bacteria. 1 min 20 secs.
Professor Bill Keevil, Chair in Environmental Healthcare at the University of Southampton, discusses his research into the antimicrobial efficacy of copper against bacteria and viruses. 1 min 15 secs.
Dr Michael Oko explains why he installed copper at his UK sleep clinic. 33 secs.
Copper has been installed at the Roberto del Rio's Children's Hospital in Chile to protect the health of patients. 2 mins 43 secs.
Hygiene is essential in hospitals. Cleaning, disinfection and staff compliance are central here, but antimicrobial copper also plays a central role. We are talking about this with Mr Mark Tur from the Copper Alliance. 3 mins. 14 secs.
From WHO's 2013 International Conference of Prevention and Infection Control: five good reasons, in three minutes, for installing antimicrobial copper touch surfaces to augment infection prevention procedures. 3 mins 26 secs.
A comprehensive look at a retrofit project at the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston (RMHC). High traffic surfaces were converted to EPA-registered Antimicrobial Copper surfaces including: stair railings, chairs, sinks, faucets, grab rails, locksets, tables and cabinet pulls. Antimicrobial Copper surfaces. 4 mins 36 secs.
Pullman Regional Hospital converted many high touch surfaces to antimicrobial copper including door hardware, handles for the IV poles, cabinet pulls and faucet handles. By adding copper to the hospital's environment, Pullman Regional is taking great steps to protect their patients. 4 mins 38 secs.
Dr Mike Schmidt conducted a guest lecture at the University of Southampton in September 2013. In this video of the event, he covers the problem of healthcare-associated infections in our hospitals, and discusses an engineering solution to augmenting infection control procedures: copper and copper alloys. 53 mins.
Placement of copper surfaces in intensive care unit (ICU) hospital rooms reduced the amount of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in patients by more than half. 3 mins.
An interview with Professor Bill Keevil, Chair in Environmental Healthcare at the University of Southampton, discussing his research into the antimicrobial properties of copper. 1 min.
A short animation demonstrating the inherent antimicrobial activity of copper. Bacteria and viruses will die rapidly on contact with copper and many copper alloys, whereas they can survive and breed on non-copper surfaces. 20 secs.
Santiago Airport in Chile is protecting the health of international travellers and staff with Antimicrobial Copper. 1min.
A collection of installation images from around the world. 3 mins 45 secs.
Mike Schmidt explains how copper can boost infection control. 10 mins.
Take a tour of the Copper Hospital at Medica 2014. 2mins 34 secs.
This mobile hospital is fitted with Antimicrobial Copper to help protect the health of rural communities across South Africa. 12 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.