Luminore CopperTouch Surface Coating Effectively Inactivates SARS-CoV-2, Ebola Virus, and Marburg Virus In Vitro

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Jun 17;65(7):e0139020. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01390-20. Epub 2021 Jun 17.


We investigated the ability of Luminore CopperTouch copper and copper-nickel surfaces to inactivate filoviruses and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The copper and copper-nickel surfaces inactivated 99.9% of Ebola and Marburg viruses after 30 min, and the copper surfaces inactivated 99% of SARS-CoV-2 in 2 h. These data reveal that Ebola virus, Marburg virus, and SARS-CoV-2 are inactivated by exposure to copper ions, validating Luminore CopperTouch as an efficacious tool for infection control.

Keywords: EPA registration; Ebola virus; Luminore CopperTouch antimicrobial touch surfaces; Marburg virus; SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19; antimicrobial; antiviral; copper surface; filoviruses; infection control.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Ebolavirus*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola* / drug therapy
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola* / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Marburgvirus*
  • SARS-CoV-2