Caterham medtech company Copper Clothing has partnered with South Korean medical devices manufacturer Medifiber to supply copper-infused face masks to the UK market.  

This partnership combines both companies’ copper technologies, knowledge and infrastructure to protect people during the pandemic. Between them, the companies have six anti-viral coronavirus certificates to prove that viruses are destroyed by their copper-infused products within minutes.

Rory Donnelly, research and development director at Copper Clothing said: “We are delighted to work with Medifiber to bring copper-infused face masks, an extra line of defence, to more UK consumers and healthcare workers. Our current face mask products have been hugely popular, and we are excited to be collaborating with the company on new and powerful variants for the UK market.”

JK Woo, chief executive of Medifiber added: “Thanks to our partner Copper Clothing, I am so excited to provide UK people with these new weapons to beat Covid19.” 

Mr Sultan, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital who has previously led three clinical trials exploring the use of copper in medical products said: “Copper has always been a strong material to explore when it comes to preventing the spread of infections because it has oligodynamic properties. It’s great to see organisations coming together to bring innovative solutions like this to fight against bacteria, fungi and viruses for the future.”

Copper Clothing also develops ion-bonded technology with its partners to prevent the spread through air conditioning units or even shopping trolley handles, a vector of transmission.

Date published: October 6, 2020

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