SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

December 06, 2007 07:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology Analyzes the Spread of Community-Associated MRSA "Superbug"

UDT Continues to Receive Orders for Products Designed to Detect and Mitigate the Spread of MRSA

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT) (FRANKFURT: P08), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, issued an analysis of the recent spread of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA). UDTT has licensed technologies that could detect airborne MRSA in an indoor environment and is currently marketing products that eliminate MRSA on surfaces. The Company has received several orders for its products and is in the process of launching a larger marketing campaign.

Traditionally, MRSA infections occurred exclusively in hospitals and were limited to immunecompromised patients or individuals with predisposing risk factors. However, recently there has been an alarming epidemic caused by community-associated CA-MRSA strains, which can cause severe infections that can even result death in otherwise healthy adults outside of healthcare settings. The CA-MRSA is more virulent than the hospital strain and has been responsible for numerous infections in schools throughout the country.

"The spread of CA-MRSA outside the hospital environment is of significant concern," said Mr. Amir Ettehadieh, UDTT's Director of Research and Development. "Environments that are vulnerable to CA-MRSA, such as schools, nursing homes and prisons should implement systems to detect and eliminate MRSA before widespread infections," he added.

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Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bio-terror 'smoke' detector that detects certain biohazard substances. For more information, please visit

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