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Bactericidal Copper Input Devices

Copper Input Devices

Operator Interface Technology has a full line of copper input devices to help break the chain of infection.

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Copper Keyboards

Multi-User computer keyboards in hospitals, surgery centers and schools can harbor potentially harmful bacteria*. Copper keyboards with EPA registered copper kill this harmful bacteria* 24/7.

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Copper Mouse

A Multi-User mouse can have a high bacterial load with the potential of cross-contamination between users. A copper mouse with EPA registered copper will continuously kill this bacteria*.

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Copper Keypads

Public keypads can be contaminated with bacteria* that can survive for months and can potentially be transferred to many users. Copper keys will continuously kill harmful bacteria*.

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FAQs

Answers to many questions concerning antimicrobial copper.

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  1. Do you think antimicrobial copper kills bacteria?

Antimicrobial Copper Keyboards KILL Bacteria*!

We manufacturer CuVerro® copper input devices to support infection control.

Infection Control Data Entry Products.

Operator Interface Technology (OIT) has partnered with Olin Brass and Frigo Design to produce the world’s first bactericidal copper alloy keyboard. The entire keyboard surface and keys are solid EPA registered CuVerro® copper alloy. We also offer a copper wrist rest and a copper mouse for a complete copper data entry package to help in the fight against Hospital Acquired Infections.


Some Alarming Facts!

1 in 25 US hospital patients acquire an infection in the hospital and more than 200 of these people die every day.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention March 2014

80% of Infections are Transmitted By Touch

Tierno, P. (2001): The Secret Life of Germs. Atria Books: New York, NY, USA.

Copper kills 99.9% of Bacteria* within 2 hours and continues to kill 24/7.

Results of testing from United States Environmental Protection Agency

Healthcare Associated Infections kill more people than breast cancer, auto accidents and AIDS combined.

Dan Childs ABC News Report November 14 2006.

Persistence of Bacteria on dry non-copper surfaces: E. coli – up to 16 months MRSA – up to 7 months VRE – up to 4 months

Source: Kramer et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2006 6 :130.
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Antimicrobial Copper Input Devices

Multi-user keyboards and mice are used throughout the day increasing the chance for cross-contamination. Copper input devices can help break the chain of infection.

Copper input devices begin killing bacteria* on contact and continue killing 24/7.

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EPA Continuous MRSA Reduction Test Results

The EPA Continuous Reduction of Bacterial Contaminants test protocol requires multiple re-inoculation of copper and (stainless steel) control surfaces with MRSA over the course of a 24 hour day. The peaks on the red bar at top correspond to the times of the 8 MRSA inoculations—640,000 CFU to each of the copper and stainless steel samples, for a total of 5.1 million CFU over the course of the test. The copper surfaces continually killed all (or nearly all) the bacteria within the two hours before the next inoculation. The stainless steel surfaces, in comparison do not have inherent ability to kill bacteria, and over the course of the day, the total accumulation of MRSA on the stainless steel grew exponentially.

EPA-registered copper alloys also:

Continuously reduce bacterial* contamination, achieving 99.9% reduction within two hours of exposure. Kill greater than 99.9% of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria* within two hours of exposure. Deliver continuous and ongoing antibacterial* action, remaining effective in killing greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within two hours. Help inhibit the buildup and growth of bacteria* within two hours of exposure between routine cleaning and sanitizing step.

EPA Tests Results
E-coli

Multi-user Input Devices

For settings from healthcare to education to hospitality and beyond, CuVerro® bactericidal copper can help continuously reduce bacteria* that cause infections. For commonly touched surfaces in hospitals, schools, hotels and public spaces where public hygiene is a concern, CuVerro® continuously kills bacteria* between regular cleanings.

Copper keyboards and mice continuously kill bacteria* and should be considered in multi-user environments.

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* 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, Entrerobacter 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. CuVerro® is a registered trademark of GBC Metals, LLC and is used with permission. 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. It should not be interpreted that CuVerro is making claims to solely prevent HAI nor should it be implied that CuVerro products make such claims. CuVerro® is a registered trademark of GBC Metals, LLC and is used with permission (OT-0003-XXXX). See www.CuVerro.com for more details.