SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

May 16, 2007 07:05 ET

Universal Detection Addresses Recent Report on the Creation of a CBRN Response Coordinator in the United Kingdom

UDTT Sold Anthrax Detection Devices to the U.K. in 2006

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2007 --Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UDTT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and a provider of counter terrorism training and solutions today addressed the recent announcement by the United Kingdom Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) on the creation of a national coordinator for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) Response. The CBRN response co-coordinator will be responsible for over 50 agencies in the U.K. that will potentially have a role in the case of a CBRN attack.

"One major area of responsibility for the new CBRN coordinator will be protection for the House of Parliament in London, and the two BSM-2000 units sold by us were designated to protect the House of Parliament," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "We hope that the new CBRN coordinator will recognize the immense potential of our technology in protecting key facilities," he added.

BSM-2000 is UDTT's line of real-time bacterial spore detectors co-developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The device is used to monitor the air continuously and to sound an alarm if elevated levels of spores such as anthrax are detected. UDTT holds an international exclusive license to the detection technology deployed in BSM-2000. The Company recently sold two units of BSM-2000 to the government of the UK.

Universal Detection Technology has co-developed a real-time Anthrax detection system, called BSM-2000, with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The technology was recently featured on NBC News. To view the video clip, please go to: http://www.udetection.com/pressroom-video-NBC1006.htm.

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

About the United Kingdom Association of Chief Police Officers

The Association of Chief Police Officers is an independent, professionally led strategic body. In the public interest and, in equal and active partnership with Government and the Association of Police Authorities, ACPO leads and coordinates the direction and development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In times of national need ACPO -- on behalf of all chief officers -- coordinates the strategic policing response.

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 bioterror 'smoke' detector that detects certain biohazard substances. For more information, please visit http://www.udetection.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results, performance and achievement in the future to differ materially from forecasted results, performance, and achievement. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company's plans or expectations.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jacques Tizabi
    310-248-3655