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2014-05-27 12:30:34

TORONTO, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Every day, deadly pathogens are spread through touch and transferred easily from one surface to the next. MERS virus can live on high touch surfaces for days, while the widespread superbug's C. difficile and MRSA can live on touch surfaces for months. Canada's status quo approach to prevention is ineffective. In fact, Canada has the highest HAI rate of eleven developed countries surveyed by the World Health Organization. Copper and many copper...

2014-01-24 08:21:59

Patient care research institute highlights Antimicrobial Copper in annual Hospital C-Suite Watch List NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. based non-profit health organization dedicated to researching the best approaches to patient care has listed Antimicrobial Copper as one of the top 10 technologies to watch in its 2014 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List. Copper earned this distinction from the ECRI Institute less than one year after a groundbreaking study found that copper kills...

2014-01-09 12:22:20

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hussey Copper, a leader in copper manufacturing, with support from Lynn Tilton and Patriarch Partners, today launches a new line of home improvement products that fight deadly bacteria*(1) known to lurk on surfaces. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140109/NE43441LOGO ) This is the first time antimicrobial solid-surface items are available at the retail level. Bathroom sinks, wall plates, push/pull plates, cabinet pulls and tile...

2013-06-25 12:14:24

A unique health economics assessment of copper's role in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) is being presented this week at the WHO's International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, demonstrating rapid payback on the capital investment. Health economics evaluations are typically applied to medication or surgery costs, but this study from York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) – part of the University of York in the UK – investigated the...

2008-07-29 09:01:15

FREDERICK, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- ImQuest BioSciences announced today the successful acquisition of funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID/NIH) to support the development of pyrimidinedione inhibitors as topical microbicides to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV. The two year Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant provides funding for the continued development of the dual-acting pyrimidinedione molecules which effectively inhibit two...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.