While things may look different in our office with much of our office staff working remotely, R.E. Purvis continues to prioritize employee & community safety. R.E. Purvis has had COVID-19 safety measures in place for months including temperature checks, increased sanitization measures throughout the building, and mandatory face coverings for anyone on the premises. In addition, we recently installed the Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) system from Global Plasma Solutions (GPS). The NPBI system provides cutting edge anti-pathogen technology and improved indoor air quality. This system has been installed in operating rooms and ICUs at many health care facilities, including Mayo Clinic, as well as in commercial airplanes.
How it works:
GPS’ NPBI technology safely cleans indoor air. The technology produces a high concentration of ions and delivers them to the indoor space via the ventilation system. While in the air stream ions attach to particles where they combine, become larger, and are more easily filtered from the air. When ions come into contact with pathogens they disrupt the pathogens’ surface proteins & render them inactive. The NPBI system has been tested against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, by the independent lab Innovative Bioanalysis. After just 30 minutes of use they saw a 99.4% reduction, effectively eliminating the airborne virus.
The process of ionization has been proven completely safe for humans through extensive testing. Global Plasma Solutions has over 300,000 installations worldwide. This includes installations at health care facilities and more than 3,000 schools. GPS’ NPBI technology creates ions without producing ozone or other detrimental byproducts.