SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

April 30, 2010 05:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Becomes Bio-Detection Equipment Supplier to Emergency 911 Security, Inc., Certified by the Government for Sole Source and Limited Competition Contracts of up to 35.5 Million Dollars per Year

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) -  Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), 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, reported today that it has partnered with Emergency 911 Security, Inc., a full-service security and EMS contractor. Emergency 911 Security (EMG-911 SEC) has been certified by the federal government for sole source and limited competition contracts of up to 35.5 million dollars per year in sales.

EMG-911 SEC is among a rare group of government contractors (approximately five percent) awarded a small business determination 8(a), which allows the federal government to sole source contracts. The award is similar to GSA schedules but with a fraction of the competitors. 

The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program will allow EMG-911 SEC greater market access and enterprise growth, awarding sole-source and limited-competition contracts over a nine-year period. The NAICS code that EMG-911 SEC is certified under provides sole source contract of up to 35.5 million dollars per year in sales.

"Our partnership with Emergency 911 Security will allow government agencies in defense, EMS and first responder community greater access to UNDT's bioweapons detection equipment," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "We look forward to building our relationship with EMG-911 SEC as they continue on their strategic growth plan aided by their unique government sole source and limited competition contract award," continued Tizabi.

Universal Detection Technology's biological weapon detection equipment is used extensively by first responders and private industry throughout the country. The company's flagship bioweapons detection kits, certified last year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an "Approved Product for Homeland Security," are designed to detect and identify up to five separate threats using one sample in a single, easy-to-use device. The kits equip first responders with an effective tool for the rapid onsite detection of up to five biological warfare agents: anthrax, ricin, botulinum toxin, Y. pestis (plague) and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB). Detection time is under three minutes.

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About Universal Detection Technology

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 bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The Company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products. For more information, please visit

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