Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Technology
Our partner GPS is proud to be the world’s leading provider of advanced needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®) technology, which has strengthened how hospitals, schools, offices and thousands of sensitive, high-use locations improve indoor air quality. As a complement to air filtration and modern HVAC installations, GPS cutting-edge systems can create an environment that enables the neutralization of harmful pathogens without introducing elevated levels of ozone, carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or other dangerous compounds.
NEUTRALIZING SARS-COV-2 AND OTHER PATHOGENS
In new tests conducted by independent laboratory Innovative Bioanalysis, GPS NPBI technology created an environment that enabled the in-air neutralization of up to 98.33% of SARS-CoV-2 pathogens in 60 minutes. Additional tests demonstrated GPS products to be similarly effective against SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.
REDUCTION OF AIR POLLUTANTS
All of our testing from independent laboratories shows that, when installed and operated correctly, GPS systems significantly reduce the amount of harmful pathogens in the air.* For example, after being installed at a hospital in Houston, the hospital's recorded levels of VOCs were reduced by approximately two-thirds. The GPS systems installed at Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina, were found to be so effective they have since been added to all of the hospital’s air handling units (AHUs), including those that service the operating rooms and the facility where they treat COVID-19 patients.
NO HARMFUL BYPRODUCTS
Recent testing by Intertek, an independent industry leader for over 130 years, confirmed that GPS NPBI technology did not increase measured VOCs.
GPS Air-Cleaning Technology Is Used in Thousands of Locations
GPS technology is installed and used to help clean the air in more than 250,000 locations around the world. These include high-traffic environments such as schools and universities, hospitals, airports, banks, professional sports arenas and stadiums, office buildings and research facilities, many of which test their indoor air quality on a regular basis to ensure compliance with strict standards for health and safety.
*Global Plasma Solutions’ (GPS) technology is used in a wide range of applications across diverse environmental conditions. Because locations will vary with respect to characteristics like temperature, humidity, and air velocity, entities should evaluate their individual conditions to assess the potential benefits of this technology. The actual performance of the product can only be judged when all necessary operating data are available. This product was tested in a 20 foot wide by 8 foot high by 8 foot deep chamber with the temperature at 72 degrees and the relative humidity at 47%, where the technology was used with a custom HVAC unit designed to mimic units typically used in commercial applications. Fans in each corner of the chamber were used to disperse the ions throughout the chamber. The technology may perform differently where the conditioned air is not pushed at the velocity recommended by GPS or where the area in the room or building does not provide suitable air flow. Suitable air flow is critical as ions can only travel to where the air pushes them; they are not able to distribute themselves in a space on their own. Significant variations in temperature of the space can also affect performance. Testing the reduction rate of SARS-Cov-2 or any other pathogens with the GPS NPBI product is an evolving process and additional testing is scheduled in the future. GPS NPBI products are not marketed as, nor cleared for approval by the FDA as a medical device. The use of this technology is not intended to take the place of reasonable precautions to prevent the transmission of pathogens. It is important to comply with all applicable public health laws and guidelines issued by federal, state, and local governments and health authorities as well as official guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including but not limited to social distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and the use of face masks.