SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

August 07, 2008 16:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Completes Contract to Provide Radiation Detection Equipment for the 2008 Beijing Olympics

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 7, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT) (FRANKFURT: PO8), 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 received and fulfilled a contract to provide radiation detection equipment for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The devices are capable of detecting Gamma and Neutron Radiation and are designed to provide portal protection and have been delivered to Beijing ahead of the Olympic Games.

The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) is responsible for all aspects of security for the Olympics. BOCOG plans to deploy 80,000 security personnel for the Olympics. According to Liu Shaowu, the BOCOG security department director, "BOCOG has finished more than 52 schemes and more than 500 specific plans for security, transportation, fire-fighting, anti-terrorism and VIP protection. Beijing will host safe Games."

UNDT has supplied equipment that will be used for search and identification of gamma and neutron radioactive materials. The instruments feature the capability to identify the detected isotopes and characterize categories from medical, industrial, natural occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and special nuclear materials (SNM). Because of their high sensitivity, they can be used to verify any alarm triggered by a fix-installed monitor or by a radiation pager, to locate sources, measure radiation levels, and even to identify the detected isotope. The instruments are ideally suited for First Responders, Border Control, Customs inspectors, site security in critical infrastructures, and for all missions related to the control of nuclear materials.

--  Gamma & neutron independent channels
--  Very high sensitivity, fast response
--  Relative thresholds to background
--  Real time rejection of sudden background variation (VBS algorithm)
--  Automated spectra acquisition on alert and identification (NMD
--  Clear discrimination of risk category
--  Visual and audible alarms
--  Wireless communication interface
--  Designed to meet / exceeds ITRAP and ANSI standards

"The fulfillment of this contract for the Beijing Olympics is another significant milestone for our company," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer. "We will continue to pursue clients of this caliber and prestige with our full spectrum of CBRNE detection equipment," he added.

The contract to supply UNDT's radiation detection equipment for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has come from F&D International Corporation. For more information please visit our website at or

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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 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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