Poppy Biosafety Intelligence System and Epistemix Infection Risk Forecasting Dashboard Join GBAC STAR Registered Technologies List

ROSEMONT, Ill.September 7, 2022The 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.

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility and service accreditation programs, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.

About ISSA

With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.




For more information, contact ISSA Director of Communications Jill Nuppenau at [email protected]; phone, 847-982-0800 Ext. 1367.