SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

May 02, 2008 07:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology Introduces New Line of Radiation Detectors Primarily for Use by First Responders Expanding Company's Presence in the CBRN Detection Field

Credit Card Sized Radiation Dosimeters Provide Visual Measurement of Absorbed Radiation Dose

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT) (FRANKFURT: PO8), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and a provider of counter terrorism training and solutions, announced today that in its efforts to supply more comprehensive CBRN solutions, the Company is initiated the sales and marketing on credit card sized radiation dosimeters.

The new product is UDTT's RADView™ PD Dosimeter badge, a lightweight credit card size radiation dosimeter incorporating a self-developing radiochromic film to provide visual measurement of absorbed radiation dose. The film develops a distinctive and characteristic color upon exposure to ionizing radiation, becoming progressively darker in proportion to absorbed dose. RADView PD dosimeters are unaffected by brief exposures to sunlight or normal room light. The films are water-resistant, tissue equivalent, energy independent and dose-rate independent. The badges do not require calibration, maintenance, or any electronics or batteries. Under most conditions, the dosimeter can be worn for one year before replacement. A quick visual observation of a RADView PD dosimeter allows anyone to assess the absorbed dose.

"This distribution deal expands the range of products we offer to the First Responder Community and is a positive step in our efforts to become providers of complete CBRN detection technologies. The RADView dosimeter is a reliable and tested product that can be used by police, firefighters, emergency medical staff, assessment personnel, remediation crews or any practice with potential duties at an emergency site," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology.

Universal Detection Technology is a supplier of counter-terrorism services and technologies to private and government organizations. The Company owns the license to a patented technology developed at NASA's JPL and utilized in its BSM-2000, capable of autonomous monitoring of the air for presence of airborne bacterial spores such as anthrax. UDTT also supplies hand held assays for detection of up to 5 bioterrorism agents. Among the Company's other products are radiation detection systems, educational material & training DVDs, and antimicrobial chemicals.

The Company recently announced that it has completed the first phase of its application towards obtaining SAFETY Act designation. The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies, whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. The SAFETY Act provides incentives for the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies by creating a system of "risk management" and a system of "litigation management." The purpose of the Act is to ensure that the threat of liability does not deter potential manufacturers or Sellers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing technologies that could save lives.

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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 bioterror 'smoke' detector that detects certain biohazard substances. For more information, please visit

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