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ASTM Committee sponsors October antimicrobial copper workshop.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 07, 2013 - Antimicrobial Copper — New Developments workshop will take place October 23 in Jacksonville, FL. Topics covered are to include final published results from U.S. Department of Defense sponsored antimicrobial copper hospital trials showing overall reduction in hospital-acquired infections during study period. Also, recent developments in antimicrobial copper product availability, installations, and continued supply chain activities in marketplace will be presented.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM International Antimicrobial Copper Workshop Scheduled for October

Press release date: Jul 31, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—A workshop on Antimicrobial Copper — New Developments will be held Oct. 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committees.

The workshop will cover the final published results from the U.S. Department of Defense sponsored antimicrobial copper hospital trials showing an overall reduction in hospital-acquired infections during the study period. Recent developments in antimicrobial copper product availability, installations and continued supply chain activities in the marketplace will also be presented.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Oct. 16. There is no fee to attend the workshop. Visit www.astm.org/B05WrkshpOct2013 for additional meeting and registration information.

Additional technical information is available from workshop chairman David Styers, Wieland Metals Inc., Decatur, Ala. (phone: 256-580-3805; 2docdad@bellsouth.net).

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ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org