Who We Are

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. Copper possesses strong antimicrobial, anti-odor, and skin enhancement properties. 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.

Cupron’s patented and proprietary embedded copper technology has earned multiple, unique Public Health Claims from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and additional innovations are in development.

Cupron’s offices are located in Richmond, VA.

Healthcare Focus

Cupron’s strategic focus is on the healthcare market. In 2014 Sentara Health, a leading IDN and long term care provider operating in Virginia and North Carolina, initiated a clinical trial to measure the impact of copper-impregnated surfaces on healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Sentara’s hypothesis was that surrounding their patients with self-sanitizing patient gowns, bed linens and hard surfaces would lower HAI rates and improve patient safety.

Sentara partnered with Cupron, creators of Cupron Medical Textiles and inventors of the proprietary copper technology infused throughout the linens and hard surfaces, and EOS Surfaces for the implementation of linens and hard surfaces, respectively. The combination of self-sanitizing Cupron Medical Textiles and EOSCU Cupron Enhanced EOS Surfaces target the most contaminated surfaces in hospital patient rooms. Studies show the patient gowns and bed linens to be the two most MRSA contaminated surfaces, followed by overbed tables, flooring, and hospital bedrails. Our continuously active technology provides an extra layer of protection and complements standard laundering, room cleaning, and infection control processes.

The results from this study, the largest of antimicrobial surfaces ever conducted, have been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Infection Prevention and will be presented at ID Week on October 26, 2016. This is the third study to show a statistically significant reduction in HAI rates when standard linens are converted to Cupron Medical Textiles.

Cupron Medical Textiles

  • As of October 2016 Cupron Medical Textiles have been used for trial purposes by over 125,000 patients spanning nearly 600,000 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
  • Retain efficacy for >100 industrial washings
  • 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

Other Applications

The first true “field test” of our embedded copper technology involved the 33 Chilean miners that were trapped 2,300 feet below the surface for 69 days in 2010. After the miners complained of fungal infections on their feet, Cupron sent prototypes of our antifungal socks to the Copiapo mine. Within days of wearing the Cupron socks, the fungi disappeared. Following the incident, Cupron earned the only EPA Public Health Claim ever awarded for antifungal fibers.

Today, Cupron technology is incorporated into products sold by several international branded consumer companies, including Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Under Armour, Dr. Scholl’s, Carhartt, New Balance, Copper Sole, and Provonic. Applications include antifungal, anti-odor, and skin enhancement.

Non-consumer applications include film-resistant emitter heads for a leading global irrigation company, and antifungal socks for military customers.

For More Information

Contact Cupron:

Jason Ellis, General Manager: jellis@cupron.com or call (804) 306-1370

Media Inquiries: media@cupron.com

General Information: info@cupron.com

Websites: www.CupronMedicalTextiles.com and www.Cupron.com

Address: Cupron, Inc., 4329 November Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231 (804) 286-6267