Luminore coppertouch surface coating effectively inactivates SARS-CoV-2, Ebola virus, and Marburg virus in vitro

Emily K. Mantlo, Slobodan Paessler, Alexey Seregin, Alfred Mitchell

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Abstract

We investigated the ability of Luminore CopperTouch copper and copper-nickel surfaces to inactivate filoviruses and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The copper and copper-nickel surfaces inactivated 99.9% of Ebola and Marburg viruses after 30 min, and the copper surfaces inactivated 99% of SARS-CoV-2 in 2h. These data reveal that Ebola virus, Marburg virus, and SARS-CoV-2 are inactivated by exposure to copper ions, validating Luminore CopperTouch as an efficacious tool for infection control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere01390-20
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume65
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiviral
  • COVID-19
  • Copper surface
  • EPA registration
  • Ebola virus
  • Filoviruses
  • Infection control
  • Luminore CopperTouch antimicrobial touch surfaces
  • Marburg virus
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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