SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

February 09, 2010 05:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Working With U.S. Department of Commerce to Market Anthrax Detection Equipment in Canada

UNDT's Agreement With U.S. Commerce Department Supplies Country, Host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, With Equipment for Combating the Growing Threat of Bioterrorism

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies and counter-terrorism training programs to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, announced today that through its agreement with U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service, the company is promoting its handheld assays, used for detection of up to five bioterrorism agents, in Canada. UNDT is to be listed as a Featured U.S. Exporter on Commercial Service's Canada website. Canada is the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

UNDT's 5-agent bioterrorism detection kits have been used extensively by first responders and private industry throughout the United States. Testing of the kits by the U.S. DoD as well as the United Kingdom military shows that the kits demonstrate no cross-reactivity with near neighbor species and no false positives with commonly encountered "white powders." The kits are designed to test for anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ricin, plague (Y. Pestis) and SEBs in as little as three minutes.

"We've maintained a solid, growing relationship with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and have worked with them to expand our bioweapons detection equipment offerings in many international markets, including France and South Korea; this listing with the U.S. Commerce Department gives us the opportunity to continue that growth in Canada, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics," said Universal Detection Technology CEO Jacques Tizabi. "UNDT also supplied its radiation detection equipment for the protection of sports venues at the 2009 Olympics in Beijing," continued Tizabi.

To view UNDT's bioterrorism detection kits on the Commercial Service's website please go to: http://www.buyusa.gov/canada/en/fuse/663

For more information please visit www.udetection.com or email info@udetection.com.

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 www.udetection.com.

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