Copper-coated face masks could help slow transmission of COVID-19: U of T researchers
“If we can harness the anti-microbial properties of copper to improve the effectiveness of reusable face masks we can significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19…
Lynsey Mellon, Researchers at U of T's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Toronto, Canada
Coronavirus 229E remains infectious on common surfaces… but not COPPER!
Respiratory viruses are responsible for more deaths globally than any other infectious agent…
Sarah L. Warnes, Zoë R. Little, C. William Keevil Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
A Novel Anti-Influenza Copper Containing Respiratory Face Mask…
Protective respiratory face masks protect the nose and mouth of the wearer from vapor drops carrying viruses or other infectious pathogens. However, incorrect use and disposal may actually increase the risk of pathogen transmission, rather than reduce it, especially when masks are used by non-professionals such as the lay public. Copper oxide displays potent antiviral properties.
Gadi Borkow , Steve S. Zhou, Tom Page, Jeffrey Gabbay June 25, 2010
Copper, An Ancient Remedy Returning to Fight Microbial, Fungal and Viral Infections
Copper has potent biocidal properties. Copper ions, either alone or in copper complexes, have been used for centuries to disinfect liquids, solids and human tissue…
Borkow, Gadi; Gabbay, Jeffrey 2009
Molecular Mechanisms of Enhanced Wound Healing by Copper Oxide-Impregnated Dressings
Copper plays a key role in angiogenesis and in the synthesis and stabilization of extracellular matrix skin proteins, which are critical processes of skin formation. We hypothesized that introducing copper into wound dressings would enhance wound repair.
G Borkow, J Gabbay, R Dardik, AI Eidelman, Y Lavie… –2010
Improvement of facial skin characteristics using copper oxide containing pillowcases
We hypothesized that sleeping on fabrics containing copper‐impregnated fibres would have a positive cosmetic effect on the skin.
G Borkow, J Gabbay, A Lyakhovitsky, M Huszar 20 MAY 2009
Copper oxide-impregnated fabrics for the control of house Dust mites…
Copper oxide (CuO) has broad-spectrum anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties…The aim of this study was to test the acaricidal efficacy of CuO-impregnated fabrics on the common house dust mite, Dermatophagoides farinae
KY Mumcuoglu, J Gabbay, G Borkow– 27 Jun 2008
Neutralizing Viruses in Suspensions by Copper Oxide …
We report the capacity of copper oxide-containing filters to reduce infectious titers of a panel of viruses spiked into culture media. Enveloped, nonenveloped, RNA, and DNA viruses were affected, suggesting the possibility of using copper oxide-containing devices to deactivate a wide spectrum of infectious viruses found in filterable suspensions
Gadi Borkow, Robert W. Sidwell, Donald F. Sme3, Dale L. Barnard, John D. Morre3, Humberto H. Lara-Villegas, Yonat Shemer-Avni and Jeffrey Gabbay– 2007
Putting copper into action: copper-impregnated products with potent biocidal activities
Introducing copper into many different types of products would provide them with biocidal qualities. Here we demonstrate the broad-spectrum anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-mite activities of fibers and polyester products permanently impregnated with copper and discuss the possible effect of these products on central public health concerns.
GADI BORKOW1 and JEFFREY GABBAY The FASEB journal, 2004
We are currently working with the Canadian Government with supported research projects that focus directly on COVID-19. Coronavirus has been around for decades, including SARS and MERS. In fact, up to as much as 30% of common colds are caused by certain types of coronaviruses.
- We currently have 5 Patents pending for our Copper technology in Canada, US, and India
- Our masks and Pillows have a Medical Device Establishment License in Canada and a medical device license pending in the USA.
- Our enVy™ COPPER provider is engaged in research and testing with a Canadian University for COVID-19.