The antimicrobial properties of copper have become widely

known, harnessed by hospitals around the world in the

form of touch surfaces that continuously reduce bioburden.

Now, a potential role in combatting antimicrobial resistance

is being proposed by researchers. In his article, Bryony Samuel at

Copper Development Association describes some of the

latest developments in antimicrobial copper, looking at

new science, its growing inclusion in guidelines and ratings

systems, and a high-profile installation at a leading London

research facility.

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