Black Iron Strength® | Scientific Proof
CuLEAN® Antimicrobial Copper Free Weight Equipment
Scientific Proof through Clinical Trials and Research Studies
Through extensive research and clinical trials, copper alloys by CuVerro® have been shown to kill 99.9% of bacteria1 that cause infections. Laboratory tests show CuVerro is more effective at killing bacteria compared to traditional materials often used as healthcare surfaces, such as stainless steel, plastic, and wood.
EPA-registered, CuVerro® surfaces kill pathogens responsible for causing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs):
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
- E. coli O157:H7
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Enterobacter aerogenes
Clinical trials have also been conducted in active Intensive Care Units and healthcare facilities. These studies support the results of the EPA GLP tests – copper alloys reduce bacteria1 continuously and consistently.*
This makes CuLEAN® Antimicrobial Gripping Surfaces by CuVerro®, the ideal surface for touch points on all free weight equipment.
1*Laboratory testing demonstrates effective antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Escherichia coli 0157:H7, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). When cleaned regularly, CuVerro® surfaces kill more than 99.9% of bacteria within two hours of exposure and continue killing more than 99% of bacteria, even after repeated contamination.
1 17th Annual Scientific Session of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Note: More scientific support documents are available upon request.
Protected by US Utility Patent issued to Black Iron Strength®.