Neutralizing Viruses in Suspensions by Copper Oxide-Based Filters
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
American Society for Microbiology
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.
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