A CuVerro-lined incubator has been installed in the University of Liverpool's Biological Sciences Department to help reduce bacterial contamination in the life science laboratory. (Image courtesy of Triple Red UK)

Incubator Made with CuVerro Fights Contamination in a University of Liverpool Laboratory

September 18, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, IL-- The University of Liverpool’s (UK) Biological Sciences Department has installed a NuAire incubator lined with CuVerro® bactericidal copper. Copper and copper alloys are powerful antimicrobials with rapid, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, including MRSA, E.coli, and VRE. CuVerro is a bactericidal copper touch surface that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria* within two hours of contact and is EPA-registered.

John Jerger of Triple Red UK, who supplied and installed the NuAire incubator, explains, “Bacterial contamination was a particular concern for this client, so we supplied the incubator with a CuVerro® bactericidal copper lining. Bacteria settling on the copper surfaces will be continuously killed off, working in conjunction with HEPA filtration and a high temperature decontamination cycle to offer the cleanest possible surfaces.”

Touch surfaces made with CuVerro are used by healthcare facilities and research laboratories around the world to reduce exposure to infectious bacteria*, supplementing key infection control measures such as good hand hygiene and frequent surface cleaning and disinfection.

About CuVerro

For more information visit cuverro.comor contact Jill Miller, CuVerro Marketing Coordinator, at jill.miller@olinbrass.com or 1-877-311-2883.

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. (OB-0032-1509)

 

About NuAire

NuAire has built a reputation as an industry leader in laboratory equipment manufactuirng for more than 40 years. It how produces over 100,000 biological safety cabinets in 150 countries around the world. It now serves the needs of the world's growing laboratory community with brilliant and practical designs of outstanding value, backed by exceptional service.

 

*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 (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, E. coli O157:H7, and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE).The use of CuVerro® bactericidal 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.