What’s Copper

It is a new weapon that can fight against microbes
and antimicrobial copper is the strongest natural antimicrobial material.

Antimicrobial Copper

What is antimicrobial copper?

Antimicrobial copper is called when the antibiotic activity occurs naturally in copper alloys which contain 60% of copper.
Antibiosis of copper is already recognized in developing countries such as the United States and Europe. Also, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency admitted that it has high antibiosis when copper and copper alloys are used against contact surface.
According to the survey conducted by the U.S. Quarantine Authority, two million people experienced secondary infections every year in the United States alone, which killed approximately 100,000.

Antimicrobial copper is the only contact surface for solid metal that has independently verified data through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s public health registration.
This data supports the argument that the antimicrobial copper constantly exterminates 99.9% of bacteria which causes health care associated infections (HCAI) within two hours.

Antimicrobial Copper

What is antimicrobial copper?

Antimicrobial copper is called when the antibiotic activity occurs naturally in copper alloys which contain 60% of copper.
Antibiosis of copper is already recognized in developing countries such as the United States and Europe. Also, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency admitted that it has high antibiosis when copper and copper alloys are used against contact surface.
According to the survey conducted by the U.S. Quarantine Authority, two million people experienced secondary infections every year in the United States alone, which killed approximately 100,000.

Antimicrobial copper is the only contact surface for solid metal that has independently verified data through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s public health registration.
This data supports the argument that the antimicrobial copper constantly exterminates 99.9% of bacteria which causes health care associated infections (HCAI) within two hours.

HISTORY

History of antimicrobial copper

2500 BC Egypt

Treated scars and eye infections, water pipe of drinking water (sterilized water)

2000 BC Ancient India

Used for surgical equipment and other medical devices

500 BC Greece

Prevented infections of scars (treated ulcer of leg, Hippocrates)

300 BC Ancient Persia

Stored drinking water in copper containers

50’s Rome

Used honey and copper oxide for treatment (treated parasite such as roundworm, Gaius Plinius Secundus)

1300’s Aztec

Cleansed a mouth using copper ion contained water (treated sore throat)

1800’s Europe

Used for coins and accessories, effective for cholera immunization

1900’s Finland

Miners in copper mine (prevented arthritis)

Present

Used globally for the various industry fields where antibiotics are necessary

2500 BC Egypt

Treated scars and eye infections, water pipe of drinking water (sterilized water)

2000 BC Ancient India

Used for surgical equipment and other medical devices

500 BC Greece

Prevented infections of scars (treated ulcer of leg, Hippocrates)

300 BC Ancient Persia

Stored drinking water in copper containers

50’s Rome

Used honey and copper oxide for treatment (treated parasite such as roundworm, Gaius Plinius Secundus)

1300’s Aztec

Cleansed a mouth using copper ion contained water (treated sore throat)

1800’s Europe

Used for coins and accessories, effective for cholera immunization

1900’s Finland

Miners in copper mine (prevented arthritis)

Present

Used globally for the various industry fields where antibiotics are necessary

NECESSITY

Necessity of antibacterial copper

Weaken the risk of cross-contamination

The clinical trial conducted by fund from the U.S. Department of Defense (US DoD) has shown that the infection rate of patients who were treated in the intensive care unit dropped 40%~70%.

Weaken the risk of cross-contamination

The clinical trial conducted by fund from the U.S. Department of Defense (US DoD) has shown that the infection rate of patients who were treated in the intensive care unit dropped 40%~70%.

Antibiotics-resistant, super bacteria-like extermination effects 99.99%

As more resistant germs appear, existing medicine is becoming more useless. In the Unites States, the number of people who died of AIDS was 12,500. However, the number of people who died of HAIs was estimated to be 250,000, which is 20 times more than that of AIDS. However, antimicrobial copper has stronger antibiosis, so it eradicates mutant germs rapidly and constantly. This has been proved by the experiment and confirmed that the effect is powerful even in clinical environment as a part of infection controlling process.

Antibiotics-resistant, super bacteria-like extermination effects 99.99%

As more resistant germs appear, existing medicine is becoming more useless. In the Unites States, the number of people who died of AIDS was 12,500. However, the number of people who died of HAIs was estimated to be 250,000, which is 20 times more than that of AIDS. However, antimicrobial copper has stronger antibiosis, so it eradicates mutant germs rapidly and constantly. This has been proved by the experiment and confirmed that the effect is powerful even in clinical environment as a part of infection controlling process.

Maximizing Cost-Cutting

Existing antimicrobial products necessarily used or added chemical substances. Antibiosis could be found in natural substances but the effect was light and costly. Every year, a lot of people especially children exposed to mutant bacteria are dying not being able to receive benefits of existing medicine and medical supplies. The research and medical expenses for this are inconceivably tremendous. Antimicrobial copper as a semi-permanent material which has constant antibiotic effect can drastically reduce these expenses.

Maximizing Cost-Cutting

Existing antimicrobial products necessarily used or added chemical substances. Antibiosis could be found in natural substances but the effect was light and costly. Every year, a lot of people especially children exposed to mutant bacteria are dying not being able to receive benefits of existing medicine and medical supplies. The research and medical expenses for this are inconceivably tremendous. Antimicrobial copper as a semi-permanent material which has constant antibiotic effect can drastically reduce these expenses.

EFFICACY

Antibacterial copper effect

Excellent Antibiotic Effect

For the effect as antibiosis, antimicrobial copper was proved to have far more antibacterial activity than stainless and nano coating. It has been proven that it constantly eradicates germs which occur infections and suppresses differentiation and division of germs. It is the only antimicrobial material (substance) that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) acknowledged.

Long-lasting Antibiotic Effect

As a semi-permanent substance, as long as it exists, its antimicrobial action constantly lasts. Despite continuous abrasion caused by humidity and aridity, the antibiotic effect lasts. Although it is discolored naturally, it does not affect antibiotic effect.

Safe Natural Resources

It is antimicrobial material that is harmless to environment all the time. It has natural antibiosis and it does not require adding extra chemical substances or uses. It is 100% reusable and the antibiosis stays the same after reusing it.
*If you paint wax or extra coating on Dr.Cu’s products, the antibiosis does not last.

RESEARCH

Antimicrobial Tests of Antimicrobial Copper on Super Bacteria (Pathogens)

1994 The University of Southampton demonstrated antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against Legionella pneumophila.

2000 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against Escherichia coli was demonstrated.

2006 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was demonstrated.

2007 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against C. difficile was demonstrated.

2007 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against influenza A (H1N1) was demonstrated.

2008 About 300 alloys were registered by the U.S. EPA.

2009 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against VRE was demonstrated.

2011 Asan Medical Center in South Korea conducted a laboratory research on MRSA and VRE.

2012 Eradication of MRSH was demonstrated.

2013 Eradication of norovirus was demonstrated.

2014 Suppression of avian influenza (AI) was demonstrated.

2015 Inactivation of MERS virus was demonstrated.

Organisms tested
1.Acinetobacter baumannii
2.Adenovirus
3..Aspergillus niger
4.Candida albicans
5.Campylobacter jejuni
6.Clostridium difficile
7.Enterobacter aerogenes
8.Escherichia coli O157:H7
9.Helicobacter Pylori
10.Influenza A (H1N1)
11.Legionella pneumophila
12.Listeria monocytogenes
13.Klebsiella pneumoniae
14.MRSA
15.Mycobacterium tuberculosis
16.Poliovirus
17.Pseudomonas aeruginosa
18.Salmonella enteritidis
19.Staphylococcus aureus
20.Tubercle bacillus
21.Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)

1994 The University of Southampton demonstrated antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against Legionella pneumophila.

2000 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against Escherichia coli was demonstrated.

2006 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was demonstrated.

2007 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against C. difficile was demonstrated.

2007 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against influenza A (H1N1) was demonstrated.

2008 About 300 alloys were registered by the U.S. EPA.

2009 Antimicrobial property of copper and copper alloy against VRE was demonstrated.

2011 Asan Medical Center in South Korea conducted a laboratory research on MRSA and VRE.

2012 Eradication of MRSH was demonstrated.

2013 Eradication of norovirus was demonstrated.

2014 Suppression of avian influenza (AI) was demonstrated.

2015 Inactivation of MERS virus was demonstrated.

Organisms tested
1.Acinetobacter baumannii
2.Adenovirus
3..Aspergillus niger
4.Candida albicans
5.Campylobacter jejuni
6.Clostridium difficile
7.Enterobacter aerogenes
8.Escherichia coli O157:H7
9.Helicobacter Pylori
10.Influenza A (H1N1)
11.Legionella pneumophila
12.Listeria monocytogenes
13.Klebsiella pneumoniae
14.MRSA
15.Mycobacterium tuberculosis
16.Poliovirus
17.Pseudomonas aeruginosa
18.Salmonella enteritidis
19.Staphylococcus aureus
20.Tubercle bacillus
21.Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE)

EXPERIMENT

Antibacterial Performance Review of Major Institutions

MECHANISM

Antimicrobial Mechanism of Copper

Bacteria recognize copper ions on the surface of copper as essential nutrients and absorb copper ions

⇒ Copper ions infiltrate into bacteria cells

Copper ions that enter into bacteria disturb the potential difference on the inside and outside of cell membranes

⇒ Important nutrients and moisture inside cells are lost
⇒ Cell membranes are destroyed

Copper ions attract active oxyden from outside

⇒ Cell damaging is accelerated

Copper ions disturb cell respiration and metabolism

⇒ Genome and plasmid DNA are decomposed
⇒ Cell reproduction and self-proliferation are blocked

EXPERIMENT

Test on Antimicrobial Copper by Dr. Keevil at the University of Southampton in England

In a test comparing the antimicrobial effects of stainless steel surface and copper surface against 10 million super bacteria conducted by Dr.
Williom Keevil at the University of Southampton in England in 2011, super bacteria were mostly alive on the stainless steel surface and almost all super bacteria were eradicated on the copper surface after 9 minutes.

APPLICATION CASE

Cases of Antibacterial Copper Application

APPLICATION CASE

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YOOSUNG Trans Global Co., Ltd. | CEO : Yoo Seung Chul
Tel : +82-1899-0092, +82-2-2297-8570 | Fax : +82-31-492-4566 | E-mail : yoosung@drcu.co.kr
Office address : 4f, 156, Muhak-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
© 2020 YOOSUNG Trans Global. All Rights Reserved.