The link below is to a very short article from the Journal of the American Society of Microbiology.
The article states that:
MRSA IS KILLED ON COPPER IN 20 MINUTES OR LESS.
COPPER DESTROYS THE GENOMIC DNA OF THE BACTERIA.
Sound confusing or technical…it is not really. Copper and CuVerro (copper and nickel alloy) kill bacteria.
These are the facts:
- Germs are everywhere.
- Infections cause great harm.
- Copper kills infectious bacteria.
Pedigo is the only company offering bactericidal side rails on an extremely high touch surface (transport stretchers) that travels throughout the acute care hospital with very little chance of getting thoroughly cleaned.
Link to article here: https://aem.asm.org/content/early/2016/01/25/AEM.03861-15.abstract