Helping Texas Reopen: New Biodefense Technology Is Playing a Critical Role in Delivering Clean, Virus-Free Indoor Air Across the State – News Release

Integrated IVP (Viral Protection) air filtration technology that instantly catches and kills the actual Sars-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19); Installed in facilities across Texas this week

HOUSTON – March 17, 2021 – (

Following Governor Abbott’s call for a full reopening of the Texas, Houston-based Integrated Viral Protection (IVP), Integrated Viral Protection (IVP) is helping companies install the IVP Biodefense Indoor Air SystemTM – the only air filtration system in existence that is instant and trapping can kill airborne COVID-19 (99.999%), other RNA viruses and anthrax spores (99.98%) in a single pass. IVP’s core technology is a custom heated filtration system invented by Monzer Hourani that complies with ASHRAE standards and received emergency approval from the FDA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IVP plays an important role in reopening businesses and retaining children in schools across Texas with deployments to over a hundred school campuses in Texas including Galveston ISD, Slidell ISD, Comal ISD, Banquete ISD and Houston ISD. The medical devices were installed in schools in the United States, including hot zones in Florida.

Current installations include the Intercontinental Houston Medical Center, Baytown City Government, Fulton City Government, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, T-Mobile Tower, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, a steward Health Care Facility, HotWorx Gyms, and the San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas Emergency Management and Public Safety Department, Rosewood Hotels, Hilton Hotels, and more. The Texas Restaurant Association has approved IVP for use in Texas restaurants to help hospitality businesses get back to work safely. IVP will be installed in healthcare in the United States and includes over 100 hospitals and health facilities including COVID-19 specialty hospitals, neuropsychological facilities, rehabilitation hospitals and tertiary centers, including the university hospital. The device was recently installed in Michigan detention centers.

IVP has deployed units to ensure the safety of Texans returning to work and school:

  • George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
  • American Airlines Integrated Operations Center, Dallas
  • Texas Capital Bank Building, Richardson
  • And agency, San Antonio
  • St. Paul Lutheran Child Development Center, San Antonio
  • T-Mobile Building, Houston
  • Moore’s Opera House, University of Houston
  • St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston
  • Wortham Center Theater, Houston
  • Medical Department of the University of Texas, Galveston

“IVP is helping Texas safely reopen its economy with proven solutions that improve indoor air quality,” said Dr. Garrett Peel, co-founder of IVP. “By following CDC guidelines and providing clean, pathogen-free air in buildings, we are using science to find our way out of this public health crisis.”

The system was designed by IVP founder and inventor Monzer Hourani, who has a background in physics, science and engineering. The breakthrough technology forces air through a heated filter that instantly captures and kills contaminants, including airborne pathogens, without significantly changing the ambient air temperature. IVP was recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as one of the world’s top five technologies to fight COVID-19 and was recently named one of the Top 25 News Makers of the Year by the Engineering News Record. The prestigious Newsmaker of the Year award will be announced on April 8th at the ENR virtual conference.

The research was a joint effort by Monzer Hourani conducted with the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, Galveston National Laboratory, and the Texas A&M University Engineering Experiment Station through April 2020.

Information on integrated virus protection (IVP)

Integrated Viral Protection Solutions, LP (IVP) was launched by Monzer Hourani in April 2020 to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic and to promote research, development and use of technologies that provide biological defense solutions to prevent transmission reduce biological threats in indoor environments. At the heart of this award-winning Biodefense design is a proprietary heated mesh that works in conjunction with traditional air filtration in HVAC systems. The resulting suite of products offers proven in-line mitigation for indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19. This technology has been recognized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as the Top Innovation of 2020 to Fight COVID-19, and Hourani is recognized as a top newsmaker by Engineering News-Record.

The Biodefense indoor air protection system is a first-line prevention technology against environmental (airborne) transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The heated biodefense filter can be retrofitted in commercial and private HVAC systems and / or used as a mobile unit with a powerful filter function. More information is available at

For IVP contact:

Lauren Velasco, [email protected]; 847-567-4322
Maggie Teson, [email protected]; 636-222-2927

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