Microlife presents the innovative antimicrobial thermometer the world’s first thermometer with implementation of copper alloy. Through it’s patented technological application, it aims to create safe thermometry conditions, not only to families but to the entire healthcare chain (doctors-nurses-patients).
The antimicrobial copper which is applied on the thermometer’s tip and battery cover kills a wide range of pathogenic microbes, drastically reducing microbial flora on the coated parts and causes significant pathogenic microbes reduction to the rest of the body of the thermometer. The result of it’s continuous and ongoing antimicrobial action is the decrease of pathogenic microbes spreading, thus providing high safety and protection to the user.
§ 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).