SOURCE: IDenta Corp.

September 09, 2008 09:55 ET

International Drug & Explosive Detection Firm IDenta Wins Portuguese Bid -- SDT Electronica / Thomson-CSF Group Delivers IDenta Drug Detection Products to Forefront of the Portuguese War on Drugs

JERUSALEM--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - IDenta Corp. (PINKSHEETS: IDTA) announced today that a significant order of IDenta drug control products has been placed by SDT Electronica (SDT), a division of Thomson-CSF Group, the largest defense contractor in Europe. IDenta was informed last Thursday, September 4th, that it had won the bid for drug detectors that will be used by the Portuguese Forensic Police. SDT Electronica has been a long-time major contractor to the Portuguese government providing and coordinating a wide array of homeland security, electronic and defense products and services.

"I wish to thank SDT Electronica for choosing IDenta as a partner in the war on drugs in Portugal," said IDTA CEO Yaacov Shoham. "Once again IDenta drug detectors have proven their superiority over the competition and have opened significant new opportunities for our company in Western Europe." As a result of this first order, Shoham and Baruch Glattstein, the company's Chief Scientist have been invited by SDT Electronica officials to make presentations to numerous legal and law enforcement agencies throughout Portugal starting in October.

In recent years the coasts of Portugal and Spain have become the main entry points for smuggling drugs into Europe from South America. Illegal shipments of drugs such as cocaine and marijuana are dropped off on islands or on the Iberian Peninsula's long coast, then parceled up and distributed by highly organized local drug rings. Both the overall quantity and the average size of drug seizures has been increasing in recent years as drug smugglers continue to search for innovative new ways for get hundreds of millions of dollars of illicit drugs past Spanish and Portuguese legal authorities. (see:

SDT Electronica currently supplies the Portuguese Police force with saliva drug abuse detection kits. This initial order of IDenta's products is to deliver 12,480 drug detector kits worth approximately $45,000 USD. A variety of IDenta drug detectors will be included in the shipment. IDenta estimates their orders in Portugal have the potential to reach $200 - $300,000 per year in sales.

"We believe this first contract opens the door for IDenta to reach the same level of success we have achieved in France," concluded Shoham.


SDT Electronica, headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, is a division of Thomson-CSF Group and its parent Thomson S.A., For over 38 years, SDT Electronica has worked with the Portuguese Government to develop, install and provide technical assistance for a wide array of equipment including defense and air navigation aid electronic systems, electronic equipment, telecommunication infrastructures such as cable TV networks, fiber optics and information systems. SDT Electronica has all of the international security certifications required by NATO, and works closely with the Portuguese Armed Forces, Homeland Security Forces and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).


Since 2003, IDenta Corporation has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development of proprietary on-site drug, drug precursor and explosive detection kits. IDenta develops, manufactures and distributes products for the both professional and civil markets which consistently pass the highest qualifications and testing procedures of law enforcement and security agencies around the world. Information concerning IDenta's entire product line may be found at


Certain of the statements contained herein may be, within the meaning of the federal securities laws, "forward-looking statements" that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations as of the date hereof, and the company does not undertake any responsibility to update any of these statements in the future.

For Investor Relations, lobbying interests or information concerning IDenta's products internationally or the development of new chemical detectors, contact: Yaacov Shoham, IDenta Corp., CEO, Tel: +972-52-6554487,

For Investor Relations in the US, contact: Randy Jacobs, Corporate Spokesman,, 1-800-316-9437.

For information about the Accutest® - IDenta products in the US, please contact: Mr. Eyal Golan, COO, JANT PHARMACAL CORPORATION, 16255 Ventura Blvd. #505, Encino, CA 91436, Toll Free: 800-676-5565,

Contact Information

  • For Investor Relations, contact:
    Yaacov Shoham
    IDenta Corp.
    Tel: +972-52-6554487

    For Investor Relations in the US, contact:
    Randy Jacobs
    Corporate Spokesman

    For information about the Accutest®, contact:
    Mr. Eyal Golan

    16255 Ventura Blvd. #505
    Encino, CA 91436
    Toll Free: 800-676-5565