Copper3D

We “hack” materials to avoid infections and save lives!

Copper3D is a Chilean-US Company, pioneers and global leaders in antimicrobial 3D Printing.

We started our journey in 2017 with the detection of a big need of antimicrobial solutions for Biomedical 3D Printing and other industrial applications, and we develop the first portfolio of Antimicrobial 3D Printing materials, starting a new sector in this industry.

Our materials and applications have been tested and validated by laboratories, universities, hospitals and companies around the world, they have even been studied and validated by NASA to be used in future space missions.

We invite you to be part of the next revolution in Antimicrobial 3D Printing, Active Materials and Antimicrobial Solutions that prevent infections and save lives on a global scale!

Worrying Statistics

Antibiotic resistance, pandemics, and contamination of surfaces and ambients

According to the WHO, around 10% of all patients admitted to a health facility contract a Hospital-Acquired Infection. This represents annually, USA-wide only, more than 2.000.000 people, out of which 100.000 die as a direct cause, generating estimated health costs of more than 45 Billion dollars 1, 2

Scientific literature suggests that at least 50% of the infection problem within hospitals is due to the presence of high levels of bacterial burden on medical devices and surfaces within these facilities 3

1.- Patricia W. Stone, Economic Burden of Healthcare-Associated Infections, An American Perspective. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research.
2.- Scott RD. The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20093.- Kenawy, E., Worley, S. D., Broughton, R. 2007. The Chemistry and Applications of Antimicrobial Polymers: A State-of-the-Art Review. Biomacromolecules 8(5): 1359-1384.
3. Kenawy, E., Worley, S. D., Broughton, R. 2007. The Chemistry and Applications of Antimicrobial Polymers: A State-of-the-Art Review. Biomacromolecules 8(5): 1359-1384.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions that people ask us often. If you have any additional questions contact us and we will quickly get in touch with you to resolve them.

YES, our materials have been scientifically validated in various international laboratories, universities and hospitals. Copper3D is currently an FDA registered facility, and is an EPA registered company. Furthermore, our materials are ISO 10993 biocompatible, and are manufactured by an ISO 9001/2015 Company.

 

Absolutely. It behaves like a high quality PLA or TPU, with its mechanical properties intact. The only (big) difference is that contains an antimicrobial additive that does not alter the base polymer.

ABSOLUTELY YES! This is the magic behind the concept of “Antimicrobial 3D Printing”, you can print anything you want with fully antimicrobial properties! We call this new kind of objects “AntibiObjects”.

We create this portfolio of materials thinking about people who are developing 3D printed medical devices and other projects where antimicrobial properties could play an important role. Although our products are certified and have properties that make them especially suitable for manufacturing medical devices, according to the regulations of each country, these medical devices may have to go through an additional certification process.

ABSOLUTELY NOT! These patented and scientifically certified additives, when used at the appropriate concentrations, does not produce any toxic effect in healthy people or patients. You can learn more about the clinical performance of PLACTIVE™ HERE

We invite you to be part of the next revolution in Antimicrobial 3D Printing, Active Materials and Antimicrobial Solutions that prevent infections and save lives on a global scale!