Title

Neutralizing Viruses in Suspensions by Copper Oxide-Based Filters

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Volume

51

Issue

7

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

2007

First Page

2605

Last Page

2607

DOI

10.1128/AAC.00125-07

Abstract

We report the capacity of copper oxide-containing filters to reduce infectious titers of a panel of viruses spiked into culture media. Enveloped, nonenveloped, RNA, and DNA viruses were affected, suggesting the possibility of using copper oxide-containing devices to deactivate a wide spectrum of infectious viruses found in filterable suspensions.