SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

December 05, 2007 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Fulfills Purchase Order for Bioterrorism Detection Kits From the British Government

Purchase Order for Consumables and Software for BSM-2000 and Point Detection Kits for Anthrax, Ricin Toxin, and Three Other Bioterrorism Agents Fulfilled

LOS ANGELES--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT), a developer and marketer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism announced today that is has fulfilled the recently announced purchase order from the Government of England. The order was for additional consumables and software for two of the Company's BSM-2000, anthrax detection systems, previously purchased by the British Government. The order also includes point detection kits which are capable of detecting Anthrax, Ricin toxin, Botulinum toxin, Plague, and SEBs.

"We are very pleased to have fulfilled this order for counter-bioterrorism solutions to the British Government. This constitutes the second order from the Government that we have received and subsequently fulfilled and we look forward to marketing our counterterrorism solutions to governments and private sector users both domestically and internationally," said Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer.

Recently, in a study published in Nature Biotechnology, rapid improvements in bio-technology have been said to allow researchers to generate genetic material starting from just information and raw chemicals. The use of this technology by bio-terrorists can lead to them creating pathogens that potentially can:

1 -- Render a vaccine ineffective;

2 -- Confer resistance to therapeutically useful drugs;

3 -- Enhance the virulence of a pathogen or rendering a non-pathogen viru lent;

4 -- Increase transmissibility;

5 -- Alter host range;

6 -- Enable the evasion of a diagnostic or other detection; and

7 -- Enable weaponization.

"There is a possibility that a bio-terrorist could use a DNA synthesizer to create anthrax bacteria that will be undetectable by current PCR based systems," said Mr. Amir Ettehadieh, UDTT's Director of Research and Development. "The BSM-2000 is immune to such manipulations as it uses a non-DNA based procedure to detect anthrax," he added.

UDTT is also a supplier of detection kits that are capable of detecting up to five bioterrorism agents including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, plague, and SEBs. Other products include radiation detection systems and educational DVDs.

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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 bio hazard substances. For more information, please visit

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