Welcome to the Cupron Medical Textile Blog, a Brief Introduction

Hi, and welcome to the Cupron Medical Textile Blog. In the coming weeks myself and my colleagues at Cupron will be posting articles discussing the latest trends, controversies, and background information in the antimicrobial, Hospital Acquired Infection, and Infection Prevention areas. This first...


Metal ion technologies-What can they kill?

As mentioned in my recent blog, some metals, especially copper and silver, are being used in touchless disinfecting products in medical environments. In that blog I briefly discussed the multiple non-specific parallel mechanisms by which exposure of microorganisms to high concentrations to these...


Metal ion technologies-How do they work?

Several metals, such as manganese, zinc, magnesium, iron and copper, are essential elements required for the survival and normal function of microorganisms. For example, some of these metals are enzyme cofactors that without their precise interaction these enzymes cannot function. Since metals are...


How effective are UV or misting technologies?

Chemical fumigation was used in the 1960s to supplement standard environmental surface disinfection in hospital isolation rooms (1). As mentioned in my last blog, the CDC in their Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities, recommend against using chemical fogging due...


Touchless Disinfecting- mist and emitting technologies (UV and Hydrogen peroxide)-How do they work?

As discussed in earlier blogs, microorganisms can survive in the environment for long periods of time and it has become clear that eliminating microorganisms from the patient immediate and non-immediate surroundings significantly contributes to the reduction of HAIs. It has also become clear that...


Disinfectants-What can they kill?

In our previous post we discussed the wide range of disinfectants that are available, as well as some of the limitations that limit how effective disinfectants can be. In this post we will review in detail the microbiocidal ability of the classes of disinfectants which we have also handily...


Disinfectants-How do they work?

We have previously reviewed the how, the what and the who of disinfection , but in this post we want to look in more detail at how disinfectants work. There are a number of disinfectants, and manufacturers to choose from, but in this post we are going to look at the mode of action of the major...


Sterilizers-What can they kill?

As we have previously reviewed (here), we now know how sterilizers work. The next logical question therefore is not only how do they work but what can they kill? As we reviewed sterilization can occur via a wide variety of methods including physical, heat or chemical sterilization. Sterilizers by...


Sterilizers-How do they work?

In our last series of posts we reviewed the options for manual cleaning and disinfection , as well as the options for touchless disinfection technologies to complement manual disinfection. In the next series of posts we will dive more deeply into what makes up some of the disinfection agents from...


A summary of manual cleaning and disinfection, and touchless disinfection technologies

A variety of our recent posts have looked at both manual cleaning and disinfection, how effective manual efforts are,  and touchless disinfection technology to complement manual cleaning regimes. We also reviewed what data is available and how to rate that data when considering investing in a...


Publication Alert - New scientific paper review - High diversity of airborne fungi in the hospital environment

In this, the first of a series of mini blogs the Cupron team is going to be reviewing and breaking down a recent publication for you-the readers information. In other mini posts we are going to be introducing a number of key organisms from the environment as well as their pathogenic and resistance...