Copptech protected Non woven products – Protecting the healthcare industry

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Copptech protected Non woven products - Protecting the healthcare industry

Copptech technology incorporates antimicrobial formulations into woven and non-woven textiles, polymers, resins and rubbers, turning them into biocidal products, i.e. they neutralise and prevent the action of any harmful microorganism, such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, with an effectiveness of more than 99.9%. In particular, the development of non-woven fabrics has been beneficial in preventing the proliferation of hospital-acquired infections, as this line includes raw materials used in masks, medical gowns, pillowcases, caps and gurney covers, which are widely used in clinics and hospitals. Moreover, this is the same material used in wound dressings, pads and diapers.

“When the microorganism causing an infection comes into contact with a Copptech non-woven, it short-circuits its cell membrane, creating perforations. This allows the copper ions to enter, stopping the pathogen’s vital functions. Copptech technology helps to create an environment free of potentially pathogenic microorganisms around the skin, and if used as an adjunct in wound treatment, it will also contribute to the healing process,” explains Dr Luis Améstica.

People protection can be promoted through the use of technology and innovation. At Copptech, we firmly believe that health and wellbeing are possible and within our reach. The use of Copptech technology in the area of health would be a concrete and effective way to work towards decreasing the spread of pathogenic microorganisms. E-mail us at info@copptech.com and we will tell you more about our partners who are already leading the way in the use of technology to protect through non-woven materials.

Sars-cov-2 and its intra-hospital spread

Copptech Eliminates virus

Sars-cov-2 and its intra-hospital spread

Healthcare-associated infections have been a matter of concern in clinics and hospitals for a long time. This is because some bacteria have become resistant to disinfectants, i.e. they are not killed by sanitisation, so they can proliferate, increasing the likelihood of their spread among users. In the current SARS-COV-2 pandemic, there has been evidence of a high degree of viral spread within the health service (Lessells, 2020). This raises the question of how can we better protect ourselves from this invisible threat.

This is further evidence that microbes indeed can be spread within hospitals, compromising patients’ and healthcare staff’s health. This is why it is becoming increasingly urgent and important to protect people from these microbes, that are hidden in procedure rooms, gurneys, toilets and healthcare tools. It’s important for public and private healthcare to invest in a safe way to eliminate these microbes, without relying on sanitisation procedures that can be compromised by human error.

The @Copptech Microparticle is capable of eliminating >99.9% of viruses, bacteria, fungi, mold and mites; protecting all types of surfaces and materials, with 24/7 self-sanitising action. Let’s permanently eliminate this major risk in health services, the technology already exists and will allow materials and spaces to be cleaner and safer for all users.

References

Lessells R. (2020). Report into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Netcare St. Augustine’s Hospital. JAMA, 324(21):2155-2156.

Intrahospital infections

intra hospital infections

Intra-hospital infections

In 2010, about 35.1 million Americans spent at least one night in the hospital (1). The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5% of hospitalized patients suffer from a hospital-acquired infection. These infections cause about 99,000 deaths each year (2), resulting in a loss of $10 billion each year (3) in public health costs.

While nosocomial infections were brought under control with the advent of penicillin and other antibiotics, concerns about the spread of infections have recently been heightened by the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Today, antibiotic-resistant infections show no signs of stopping. These infections have been attributed to the presence of harmful bacteria, misuse of antibiotics, infection control procedures and sterility standards. In fact, it has been predicted that by 2050, deaths from antibiotic-resistant bacteria will outnumber deaths from cancer.

Under lights, in equipment, screens, sheets, pillows and on gurneys, live a large number of microbes that have adapted to different environments and conditions, surviving despite cleaning and sanitization. This reality demonstrates the urgency of having technologies to reduce the spread and reproduction of these microbes that cause infections and diseases, which compromise our health and the conditions of hospital environments. At Copptech we have developed different solutions to be applied in hospitals, from textiles, paints, varnishes, plastics and more, to contribute to the decrease of the spread of infections and intra-hospital diseases.

References:

(1)https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhds/1general/2010gen1_agesexalos.pdf

(2)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/003335490712200205

(3)https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/1733452