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MD Mask™ Uses Copper Oxide Infused Antiviral Fabric 

  • Copper infused cotton/polyester (55%/45%) weave is self-disinfecting for RNA viruses (e.g. SARS-CoV-2).  Below are scanning electron microscope images of the copper oxide-impregnated polypropylene fibers.  The copper oxide is extruded and trapped in the fibers and it will persist active in the MD Mask™ fabric permanently.

    Fibers Under Electron Microscope
  • Copper-oxide cloth blend provides contact-kill neutralizes RNA viruses (e.g. Coronavirus, HIV), DNA viruses (e.g. Herpesviridae, Adenoviridae, Papillomaviridae), bacteria, and fungi

    MD Mask Neutralizing Diagram

HISTORICAL TIMELINE FOR THE USE OF COPPER IN MEDICINE

  • 5000 to 6000 B.C.

    Copper was the first metal used by human civilizations.

  • 2600 and 2200 B.C.

    The Egyptian medical text (Smith Papyrus) describes the application of copper to sterilize chest wounds and water.

  • 800 B.C. to 1400 A.D.

    Greeks, Romans and Aztecs - Used copper and copper compounds for the treatments of headaches, burns, intestican works and ear infections.

  • 1800 to 1932 A.D.

    Copper's medical potency was spawned by the observation that copper workers appeared to be immune to cholera in the 1832 and subsequent outbreaks in Paris, France. Inorganic copper preparations were used to treat chronic adenitis, eczema, impetigo, scrofulosis, tubercular infections, lupus, syphilis, anemia, chorea, and facial neuralgia

  • 1980s

    Reports documenting the beneficial effects of using brass and bronze on doorknobs to prevent the spread of microbes in hospitals published.

  • 1990s

    Copper vessels to render water drinkable revived as a low-cost alternative for developing countries.

  • 2000s

    Intense interest in the use of copper as a self-sanitizing material, and many recent publications deal with mechanistic aspects of “contact killing” (contact-mediated killing) by copper.

  • 2020

    First 70,000 copper-fabric reusable MD Mask deployed at Ochsner Health, New Orleans Louisiana, University of Maryland Medical School (Baltimore, Maryland), and for patient use at Johns Hopkins Hospital & Wilmer Eye Institute (Baltimore, Maryland).

ANTIVIRAL COPPER OXIDE CLINICAL REFERENCES

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