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GBAC STAR Registered Technologies List Adds Two

September 7, 2022 GBAC STAR Registered Technologies List Adds Two

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced that Poppy’s Biosafety Intelligence System and Epistemix’s Infection Risk Forecasting Dashboard have achieved the GBAC STAR™ Registered Technology & Programs designation. These offerings were assessed by the GBAC Advisory Council Scientific Board for scientific validity, usability, practicality, safety, and efficacy.

Poppy’s Biosafety Intelligence System provides facilities with continuous, measurable insights needed to create infection-resistant buildings. Its diffusers release barcoded particles to safely scan and trace the paths that airborne pathogens would take if they were present. The system continuously monitors and detects these particles, as well as any microbes present, to deliver detailed insights on environmental system performance, cost savings, and actions to increase safety.

Epistemix’s Infection Risk Forecasting Dashboard combines advances in epidemiology and computer science to run realistic simulations of human populations. It simulates health outcomes and assesses which interventions can have the greatest impact to improve population health.

“These unique platforms offer high-tech solutions to very real problems,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “COVID-19 variants are still cropping up, and monkeypox concerns are growing. Having these technologies GBAC STAR Registered offers peace of mind to businesses looking for the best in preventative health and safety measures.”

To achieve GBAC STAR Registered status, organizations must demonstrate that their product or service addresses real problems effectively and provide evidence that the offering will contribute to preventing the spread of COVID-19 or any other diseases. Companies also must show that their offerings improve efficacy, cost, health, and safety over existing offerings on the market.

“Facilities that implement these technologies are also one step closer to GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation, which would add another layer of trust for their employees and visitors,” added Olinger. “As the public navigates the post-pandemic climate, the need for effective cleaning technologies and programs remains top of mind.”

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR Accreditation at gbac.org/star.