SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

January 16, 2008 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Received Purchase Order for Bioterrorism Detection Kits for Use by Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services

Purchase Order From Emegency 911 as Purchaser for Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT) (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, announced today that it has received a purchase order for its five-agent bioterrorism detection kits from Emergency 911, the purchaser for Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS). The kits are capable of spot detection of anthrax, ricin toxin, botulinum toxin, plague, and SEBs.

The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS) is an all-hazards agency providing emergency medical care and transportation (EMS), fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous material response, and technical rescue services to residents and visitors in the District of Columbia. FEMS resources are deployed from 33 neighborhood fire stations and include 37 EMS transport units, 33 engine companies, 16 ladder trucks, three heavy-rescue squads, one hazardous materials unit, and one fire boat company. 17 of these transport units and 19 of these engine companies are staffed by paramedics providing advanced life support (ALS) care. FEMS responds to over 150,000 incidents a year, an average of 421 a day. FEMS also provides protection for special events that are unique to the nation's capital, such as major demonstrations and the Presidential Inauguration. In addition, FEMS provides fire and medical protection for Presidential motorcades and helicopter landings.

"We are excited to add the Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services to the list of the customers of our bioterrorism detection kits," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to expanding the use of our kits to various other agencies around the nation and to consequently playing a role in enhancing US national security," he added.

UDTT 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 UDTT's BSM-2000 used for autonomous monitoring of the air for presence of airborne bacterial spores such as anthrax. UDTT also supplies detection kits 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.

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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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