Issue 2, 2016



Polish Health Authority First in Europe to Recommend Antimicrobial Copper in Hospitals  

Poland’s National Centre for Quality Assessment in Healthcare (CMJ) has revised its accreditation standards for healthcare facilities to include Europe’s first official recommendation that antimicrobial copper touch surfaces are incorporated as an infection prevention and control measure.

Clinical Researchers Challenged on Antimicrobial Copper

Researchers were confronted with the question ‘are the antimicrobial properties of copper too good to be true?’ at the University of Bern Research Conference. The answer from Professor Marc Solioz of Russia’s Tomsk State University is not only an emphatic 'no', but that it could be possible to improve copper's already potent antimicrobial efficacy.

Kindergarten Copper

Two kindergartens in Athens are leading a movement to replace frequently-touched surfaces in schools with equivalents made from copper alloys that will continuously kill germs, helping reduce the spread of infection between children and staff. The new surfaces—chosen for upgrade as they were the most often touched, by the most people—include door and furniture handles, tap handles, light switches and coat hooks.

Spring/Summer Events

Antimicrobial Copper will be exhibiting at the following events. Click the names for more information, and if you're attending please drop by and say hello!

10 May: HIS Spring Meeting, Stand 20
29 June: Health+Care, Stand R28

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