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Sec. Rick Perry and Sec. Henry Cisneros Praise American Innovation of Houston-based Technology that Catches and Kills Airborne Coronavirus

IVP Air Joins Former Policymakers and Scientists to Announce Deployments of a Patent-Pending Air Filtration System that Catches and Kills 99.999% Airborne Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) and the InterContinental Hotel – Houston Medical Center announced the installation of a new airborne biodefense protection system at multiple locations across the country, including the InterContinental, the Texas A&M Health Science Center and student housing, Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, True North Classical Academy in Miami, Florida, Slidell Independent School District in Slidell, Texas and Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation with sites in Texas and Las Vegas.

Joining IVP for the luncheon were IVP Founder & CEO Monzer Hourani, former Texas Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, key members of the technology’s scientific team, and representatives from the deployment sites.

IVP’s founder and inventor Monzer Hourani conceived and 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.

A peer-reviewed study confirming how the system effectively eliminates actual SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19), anthrax spores and other airborne contaminants was recently published in Materials Physics Today. The research has been publicly supported by research faculty at the Argonne National Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rick Perry, former Texas Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy:
“When you’ve got Texas A&M University, when you’ve got the biocontainment lab in Galveston [National Lab], when you’ve got MIT, when you’ve got Argon National Lab, when you’ve got the Superconductivity Institute at the University of Houston, all standing up and saying this technology works and it will kill this virus, that you can hang your hat on.”

Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
“The highlight for me today is that this comes from the American spirit of solving problems. Monzer and the team at IVP Air want to help people who are suffering and they want to solve a problem for a country that can’t get back on its feet until the pandemic is addressed.”

Jorge Landa, General Manager, InterContinental Hotel Houston Medical Center
“The IVP technology creates a sense of safety and comfort for people visiting our hotels. They can feel more secure knowing there is an air-protection system in place that adds to the existing practices we have.”

Monzer Hourani, Founder & CEO Integrated Viral Protection
“The first thing this will do for society, hopefully, is to bring the society back together – to feel normal again; to be able to hug somebody and shake hands; to be with them socially; to have dinner with them like a normal being.”

The full interviews from each spokesperson are available at this link.
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.
  • Weeks ago, Miami’s True North Classical Academy deployed mobile units.
  • 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.    

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.”

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.

Last modified: September 21, 2020