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Mehiläinen Medical Facility, Pori, Finland

Mehiläinen is a newly-renovated medical facility in Pori, Finland that has been one of the first healthcare centres in the country to capitalise on the antimicrobial properties of copper.

Mehiläinen is a newly-renovated medical facility in Pori, Finland that has been one of the first healthcare centres in the country to capitalise on the antimicrobial properties of copper.

Opened in early September 2010, the facility introduced copper floor drains and covers made from deep-drawn copper.  These have been used in toilets and shower rooms.

Mehiläinen offers a sports injury clinic, refractive eye surgery, physiotherapy and occupational healthcare among other services, and it was considered important to help control the growth of organisms in challenging, high-humidity environments by implementing copper.

Data obtained from the Finnish clinical trial at a nursing home, which includes shower drains, suggests a role for Antimicrobial Copper in this area.  The first results show higher levels of contamination on the non-copper items and the presence of faecal and urinary bacteria, (Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli and Candida albicans) only on stainless steel, plastic and chromium components.  On copper and copper alloy surfaces, only Gram-positive bacilli and cocci and normal environmental and skin flora were found.

 

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