Cupron Launches Line to Transform Diabetic Foot Care
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Cupron, developer of a copper-based antimicrobial technology, has
developed a first-of-its-kind antifungal sock that is poised to
transform foot care for persons with diabetes.
The PRO Therapy
System, confirmed by the federal government to effectively kill 99.9
percent of Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Athlete’s Foot fungus) after 12
hours of contact with the sock, will be available beginning this fall.
The socks initially will be targeted to diabetics, given their higher
risk for foot infections and related complications. Studies show that
diabetics are up to five times more susceptible to fungal infections on
the foot than those without diabetes.
The revolutionary impact of
Cupron’s copper-infused fibers on the diabetic foot, specifically its
ability to kill Athlete’s Foot fungus, has been studied and published in
leading scientific journals. In one study of 56 patients with severe
Athlete’s Foot, a significant improvement of the medical symptoms in all
patients was seen within nine days of wearing socks made with Cupron
The Cupron technology was employed in socks provided to
the Chilean miners, who were trapped for 69 days underground in 2010 and
who emerged with their feet in a remarkably healthy condition. The
miners and their doctors directly credited the Cupron socks with
protecting the miner’s feet. Cupron also is working with NASA to test
the effectiveness of antimicrobial textiles in a simulated space
environment over a 120-day period as part of NASA’s HI-SEAS program.