In super bug-fighting duel, copper wipes out 10 million MRSA units while
the bug thrives on stainless steel
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the category of “seeing is believing,” CuVerro® released a
video today that pits antimicrobial copper against stainless steel in a
side-by-side MRSA-fighting duel. MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant strain
of bacteria that the Center for Disease Control believes infects 80,000
hospital patients each year and kills more than 11,000.
The video, aptly titled “Super
Bugs,” is a composite of tests staged in a laboratory at the
University of Southampton in England where an antimicrobial copper
surface demonstrates its dominance over the super bug MRSA, virtually
wiping out 10 million units of the harmful bacteria in minutes.
Meanwhile, on stainless, the bug lives on to infect another day.
CuVerro® antimicrobial copper alloys are natural enemies of
super bugs and bacteria in general. Research conducted in government and
university labs here and abroad show that copper kills 99.9 percent of
harmful bacteria like MRSA within two hours of contact. CuVerro is the
first copper brand to be registered as a germ-fighter by the EPA.
As a result, CuVerro is gaining favor among infection control
professionals eager to reduce surface bacteria in the health and fitness
industries. Over 300 facilities in the U.S. are using copper sinks,
incubators, bed rails, light switch covers, IV poles, dumbbells, etc. to
help fight the spread of deadly germs.
is manufactured by GBC Metals, LLC, doing business as Olin Brass, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brass and Copper, Inc. which is a
subsidiary of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BRSS), the
leading manufacturer and distributor of copper, copper‐alloy and
bactericidal copper sheet, strip, plate, foil, rod, ingot and fabricated
components in North America and one of the largest in the world. GBC
Metals engages in the melting, casting, rolling, drawing, extruding and
stamping of specialized copper and copper alloys finished products from
scrap, cathode and other refined metals. (OB‐0034‐1510)