CareSouth Carolina goes for cleaner air in several locations
To help protect against the spread of COVID-19 in its offices, CareSouth Carolina has announced the installation of Global Plasma Solutions’ Proprietary NPBI Technology in many of its locations across its five-county service area.
These “air scrubbers,” as they are referred to, have been installed at CareSouth Carolina’s Hartsville Medical Center, Corporate offices, Call Center, Bishopville Medical Center, Bishopville Pediatric Dental office, the Rosa Lee Gerald Center in Society Hill, Special Programs administrative offices, Bennettsville Main Medical Center, all of its mobile units and the McColl Health & Wellness Center.
“Having these air scrubbers installed at a time when the coronavirus seems to be surging in South Carolina is a significant addition to all of the safety measures taking place at CareSouth Carolina,” CareSouth Carolina CEO Ann Lewis said. “Keeping our patients and staff safe is our major priority during this pandemic. This new equipment provides an added degree of security.”
These air scrubbers showed a 99.4 percent reduction rate on a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) surface strain within 30 minutes during ionization testing. This is the first instance in which an air purification company has effectively neutralized SARS-CoV-2. Following initial testing of coronavirus 229E in March 2020, Global Plasma Solutions utilized its proprietary needlepoint bipolar ionization to inactivate SARS-CoV-2. The study was jointly executed with Aviation Clean Air.
In this laboratory study, Aviation Clean Air designed a test to mimic ionization conditions like that of a commercial aircraft’s fuselage. Based on viral titrations, it was determined that at 10 minutes, 84.2 percent of the virus was inactivated. At 15 minutes, 92.6 percent of the virus was inactivated, and at 30 minutes, 99.4 percent of the virus was inactivated.