CuVerro® introduces new bactericidal product line up at Healthcare Design Conference

November 13, 2014

SCHAUMBURG, IL – The unique CuVerro® supplier-to-market-model brings a deep range of products made with bactericidal copper to next week’s Healthcare Design Conference - the premier event devoted to the design of responsibly built environments direct impact on the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities. In San Diego, CA November 15-18, the conference theme “ Better Care Through Better Design” dovetails seamlessly with the strength and style of CuVerro®  bactericidal copper alloy touch surfaces which kills 99.9% of bacteria*, within 2 hours.

This year in booth 1707, CuVerro will be showcasing a portfolio of products, further entrenching its stronghold in the healthcare bactericidal product marketplace. The solution-selling approach of CuVerro has brought together a solid line up of manufacturer affiliates to focus on enhanced cleanliness needs from medical devices and equipment to fixtures and design elements.

Products made with CuVerro are a powerful healthcare tool, continuously fighting against bacteria* that can cause infections. “The CuVerro business model brings with it a superior group of bactericidal products to dramatically improve cleanliness and hygiene of the healthcare built environment and beyond” says Kon John, Director CuVerro Market Development.

An EPA-registered copper alloy surface, the inherent properties of CuVerro have been proven effective 24/7, never washing out or wearing away to continuously kill 99% of infectious bacteria*. While showcasing several new product introductions this year, CuVerro will have affiliate representatives in their booth to discuss details and help answer questions. 

Rocky Mountain Hardware will be featuring its Verdura® line in partnership with HOK Design. Pedigo Products has provided an IV pole made with CuVerro bactericidal copper and Eaton’s Cooper Wiring Devices is showcasing its new toggle light switch. Drapery Industries is introducing its SafeGripTM wand also entered for the coveted Nightingale Award.  Colonial Bronze previously won this award for its CuSalus line of U.S. made cabinet and architectural hardware made with CuVerro and will also be exhibiting at the show.  Frigo Design is launching a new tile line while A.T. Cross is showcasing the new Century® Copper Pen now available at Staples stores nationwide.

“Our CuVerro product suite offers designers, architects, and facility planners a much-needed diverse selection of products all in one seamless solution. The efficacy of our products enhances and supports infection control programs and our style and architectural finishes can complement or even drive the design elements of the built environment,” John adds.

Rounding out the CuVerro showcase are free weights from Grace Premier Fitness, door hardware from Trimco, , an automatic door switch from Larco, and keyboards and keypads from Operator Interface Technology.

*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).The use of CuVerro®antimicrobial copper products is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination.

About CuVerro

CuVerro® is manufactured by GBC Metals, LLC, doing business as Olin Brass, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brass and Copper, Inc. which is a subsidiary of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., the leading manufacturer and distributor of copper, copper-alloy and bactericidal copper sheet, strip, plate, foil, rod, ingot and fabricated components in North America and one of the largest in the world. GBC Metals engages in the melting, casting, rolling, drawing, extruding and stamping of specialized copper and copper alloys finished products from scrap, cathode and other refined metals. For more information about CuVerro,email Kon John, Director CuVerro Market and Business Development, at Kon.John@olinbrass.com, visit www.cuverro.com or call 1-877-311-2883. (OB-0024-1411)