"The time for action is now, and helping our hometown reopen in record timing with this proven science that kills SARS-CoV-2 is so important to me as we use Houston-based research to help lead us out of this crisis and get us back to business," Monzer Hourani, Founder & CEO of IVP Air
HOUSTON, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2020
Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) hosts an in-person luncheon today at the InterContinental Hotel - Houston Medical Center to announce deployment of the world’s only airborne biodefense protection system at the hotel, the Texas A&M Health Science Center and student housing, the George R. Brown Convention Center, True North Classical Academy in Miami, Florida, and Slidell Independent School District in Slidell, Texas and Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation with sites in Texas and Las Vegas.
The IVP Air heated-air filtration system is an affordable, mobile, plug-and-purify device proven to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 (99.999%), anthrax spores (99.8%) and other airborne contaminants through a heated filter that does not impact the temperature of the ambient air.
“The time for action is now, and helping our hometown reopen in record timing with this proven science that kills COVID-19 is so important to me as we use Houston-based research to help lead us out of this crisis and get us back to business,” said Monzer Hourani, inventor, and founder of IVP.
IVP founder and inventor, Monzer Hourani, who has a background in physics, science and engineering, developed the advanced biodefense system in partnership with Dr. Zhifeng Ren, Director of the Superconductivity Center of Texas at the University of Houston, and with other scientists at the UTMB Galveston National Lab and University of Texas A&M Engineering and Experiment Station. Materials Physics Today published a peer-reviewed study confirming the system effectively eliminates actual SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19), anthrax spores and other airborne contaminants. The research has been publicly supported by research faculty at the Argonne National Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Photography and animations of the technology in action are available at this link.
- For a brief VIDEO explaining how the “Catch and Kill” air filtration system works, click here.
- In August, the Slidell school district in Texas deployed IVP’s mobile units as part of their school opening.
- Deployment at Miami’s True North Classical Academy.
- Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center announced the deployment of mobile units.
- Mobile units are available for immediate deployment, and permanently fixed HVAC installations are available for any school or business.
To learn more about the IVP Air Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System, please contact info@IVPAir.com.
“We have to use science and technology to lead us through this public health crisis. The invention by Monzer Hourani offers students and teachers the security to breathe with confidence and more safely return to school with proven solutions that help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 indoors,” said Dr. Garrett Peel, managing director at IVP.
Jay Caiafa, Chief Operating Officer, Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group: “The safety and well-being of our guests and colleagues is core to the True Hospitality we deliver each day – and we know that a priority on cleanliness is more important now than ever before as travel returns. Throughout the response to Covid-19, we have built on an already strong heritage of cleanliness and hygiene by implementing a variety of enhanced processes based on the guidance of health authorities and industry-leading experts and exploring where technology can make a difference. In bringing this innovative IVP Air technology to the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center, we are pleased to support the efforts of owner Monzer Hourani and his team as they offer guests, colleagues and visitors even further confidence in a safe, comfortable hotel experience.”
The results are independently endorsed by premier researchers including Professor Gang Chen at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): "Timely work with significant real world implications;" Professor George Crabtree, Director of JCESR at Argonne National Laboratory: "…will effectively serve as a mask for indoor ventilation," and Professor Paul Chu Founding Director at the Texas Center for Superconductivity at University of Houston (Father of Superconductivity, Nobel Prize Nominee and National Medal of Science Awardee): "…as a much needed single hope in this long depressing pandemic."
- Monzer Hourani, Founder & CEO IVP Air
- Sec. Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas and Secretary of Energy
- Sec. Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Dr. Garrett Peel, IVP Founding Partner
- Dr. Paul Ching Wu Chu, Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston
- Dr. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor at the University of Houston
- Taylor Williams, Slidell ISD Superintendent
- Dr. Kelli Mouton, Galveston ISD Superintendent
- Dr. Mark Biscone, Executive Director of Operations, ACHE
- T. Allan McAorter, Airbus Americas Chairman & former FAA Administrator
- Anthony Misitano, President & CEO, Post Acute Medical
- Michael Heckman, President & CEO of Houston First Corporations
- Jorge Landa, General Manager, InterContinental Hotel Houston Medical Center
The patent-pending BIODEFENSE INDOOR AIR PROTECTION SYSTEM™ is FDA Compliant to Enforcement Policy for Sterilizers, Disinfectant Devices and Air Purifiers During the Coronavirus Disease - 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency | 21 CFR 880.5045 Medical Recirculation Air Cleaner and 21 CFR 880.6500 Medical UV Air Purifier | Class II Device and permitted by the FDA to be sold during the Coronavirus disease. For more information on IVP, please visit IVPair.com.
About Integrated Viral Protection (IVP)
Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) is a technology solutions company that specializes in the design of biodefense indoor air protection systems. Data from scientific peer-reviewed publications show significant promise for reducing the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air, safeguarding people against the dangerous, life-threatening pathogen. IVP has formed a public-private partnership with a team of scientists, engineers, and virologists and has collaborated to develop a promising biodefense indoor air protection system that combats COVID-19 in commercial, transportation, residential and personal environments. For more information, please visit: http://www.ivpair.com.