About Cupron Medical Textiles

Cupron, Inc. is a copper-based antimicrobial technology company that specializes in bringing the unique properties of copper to healthcare, military, industrial and consumer products. Cupron embeds specified copper compounds in select polymers that enable finished products to deliver the desired impact. Unlike topically-applied solutions, Cupron’s durable embedded copper technology does not wash or rub off.

Healthcare Focus

  • Cupron’s strategic focus is on the healthcare market.
  • As of September 2017 Cupron Medical Textiles have been used for over 1 million patient days
  • Industry standard 55/45 cotton/polyester construction
  • Processed daily in multiple commercial healthcare laundries
  • Have been shown to stay in circulation longer than standard white linens
  • Are a distinct color to differentiate them from standard white linens
  • Converting from standard white linens to Cupron Medical Textiles involves no process or workflow changes for healthcare staff
  • Products include Patient Gowns (regular and 10X), Top Sheets, Bottom Sheets, Draw Sheets, Pillowcases, Bath Blankets, Thermal Blankets, Bath Towels and Wash Cloths

Meet Our Team

Jason Ellis

General Manager, Medical Products

Mr. Ellis has over 20 years of experience in the areas of marketing, strategic planning, product development, and partner management.  Prior to joining Cupron in 2013, Mr. Ellis spent 10 years with the leading providers of healthcare distribution and technology services, Owens & Minor, Inc. and McKesson Medical-Surgical.  Previous positions include Vice President of Program Development, Vice President of Marketing, Director of Strategic Planning, and Director of Technology Marketing.  Mr. Ellis earned his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond.

Dr. Vikram Kanmukhla

Director of Material Sciences

Dr. Kanmukhla is responsible for integrating Cupron technology into polymers and interfacing with partner companies in product development. In this capacity, he manages Cupron lab in the United States. His area of expertise is material science including particle synthesis, surface functionalization and material characterization. Prior to joining Cupron, Dr. Kanmukhla worked in different industries including nanomaterials paints & pigments, petroleum and agrochemical industries. Dr. Kanmukhla received his PhD in Chemical engineering from University of Missouri and bachelors of engineering from Kuvempu University.

Dr. Alastair Monk

Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs

Dr. Monk`s area of expertise is microbiology, and he is responsible for managing clinical research trials, managing Cupron’s intellectual property, and developing and executing regulatory strategy in the United States.  Prior to joining Cupron, Dr. Monk was Head Scientist at Biocontrol Ltd.  Dr. Monk received his PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Epidemiology from Bath University and B.S. in Biology and Microbiology from the University of Birmingham.  Dr. Monk performed his post doctoral studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Products

Cupron Medical Textiles include:

  • Patient gowns
  • Flat Sheets
  • Knit Sheets
  • Draw Sheets
  • Pillowcases
  • Bath Blankets
  • Thermal Blankets
  • Towels
  • Washcloths

Additional products in development!

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