TECHNOLOGY:  

Aereus Shield Antimicrobial Copper Alloy Coating

AFFILIATION:   Aereus Technologies, Inc., Burlington, ON, Canada

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Medical & Biotech
Area: Infectious Disease
Tech Readiness: TRL 8

Tech Brief: Aereus Shield is a highly durable and thin antimicrobial copper alloy coating that creates a permanently active surface killing 99.99% of bacteria in under one hour and inhibits bacterial growth between routine cleanings. Our surface withstands chemical cleanings, delivers continuous antibacterial action, is environmentally benign, does not need reapplication.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Aereus Shield can help control acquired infections and outbreaks of disease, protects against the emergence of superbugs that occur through gene transfer, and prevents the development of biofilm by perforating the membrane of harmful cells. Aereus Shield can complement existing Military Hospital cleaning protocols by continuously reducing germs in sensitive enclosed areas and on touch surfaces. Our coating reduces capital costs by eliminating the need to make products out of solid copper to achieve these antimicrobial properties. The opportunities for Aereus Shield in the military are numerous, ranging from the coating of touch surfaces in common areas (doorknobs, push bars, sinks, faucets), to surfaces onboard ships and submarines, aircraft and other means of transportation, in housing and dormitories, and in military and VA hospitals. Aereus Shield can be used to coat chairs, desks, hospital beds, carts, trays, stretchers, handrails, IV poles, rehab equipment, and other surfaces such as food preparation areas and those in operating rooms and forward triage theaters. It can also be used to coat tools and weapons. The use of Aereus Shield will substantially reduce the human and financial cost of acquired infections from all these surfaces.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Corporation
Website: http://www.aereustech.com
Booth Number: W206