Spee3d has made a breakthrough discovery in the eradication of the coronavirus

Spee3ed Copper Coronavirus

The Darwin-based company says it has made a breakthrough discovery in the eradication of the coronavirus through a common household object: copper-coated door handles, rails and touch plates.SPEE3D co-founder Steven Camilleri says the company discovered copper had the ability to kill 96 per cent of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – in just two hours.

Stainless steel, which is typically used in hygiene environments like hospitals, showed no reduction in the same time frame.

The company had copper samples analysed in a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited Melbourne-based virus lab.”We’ve been racking our brain trying to work out, along with the rest of the 3D community, can we can do something to help with the pandemic?” Mr Camilleri said.”So we decided to test (copper) for its anti-microbial capability and we were very pleasantly surprised to find out that it was strongly anti-microbial.