Copper Clinical Trial

Sentara Healthcare conducted the world's largest clinical trial of copper against hospital-acquired infections.

  • Copper-infused linens produced by Richmond-based Cupron, Inc. and hard surfaces developed and manufactured by Norfolk-based EOS Surfaces, LLC were deployed in 124 patient rooms in a new patient tower while a 70s-era wing served as a control.
  • Copper-infused hard surfaces and linens were found to contribute to an 83 percent reduction in C-difficile alone and a 78 percent overall reduction in multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs).

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