Microlife presents the innovative antimicrobial thermometer the world’s first thermometer with implementation of copper alloy.
§ Greek national patent No: 1007847 (201101007847)/31.10.2011;
§ International Patent Application No: WO/2013/064847;
§ European Patent Application No 12798356.7/17.10.2012.
Copper is an element found free in nature, completely recyclable and aesthetically harmonized to the environment. Scientific studies have concluded that microbes remain alive and infectious on various surfaces for hours, days and even months. Extensive laboratory and clinical studies worldwide have shown that a large number of bacteria, viruses and fungi cannot survive on the antimicrobial copper surfaces.
Copper effectively kills a wide range of microbes, particularly through exposure of microbes to copper ions. Copper ions act in three ways to kill microbes:
1. Destroy the Na - K pump located in the membrane of microbes’ cell.
2. Reacting to O2 generate toxic oxygen radicals and induce oxidative stress in bacteria.
3. Destroy the genetic material of bacteria - viruses (RNA & DNA).
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