SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

December 15, 2011 07:10 ET

Universal Detection Technology Announces Sale of Biological Weapon Detection Devices to US Army

Handheld Assays Detect the Presence of Biological Hazards Including Anthrax and Ricin

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2011) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, announced today that that it has received a purchase order from the US Army for its biological detection equipment.

A report released by the WMD Center released in October found that the United States is unprepared for a large-scale biological attack, despite spending more than $65 billion on biodefense over the past decade. The report warned that the threat of biological weapons is now greater than ever as a result of technological advances: "A small team of individuals with training in key disciplines can produce the type of bioweapons created by nation-states in the 1960s."

"We are very pleased to supply our armed forces with the tools to detect agents of Bioterror such as Anthrax and Ricin," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chairman and CEO. "We understand that, unfortunately, the threat posed by Biological weapons is very dangerous to the government and the civilian sectors," he added.

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Universal Detection Technology (UNDT) is a developer of monitoring technologies, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN), and mold detection devices. The company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. The Company is a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and chemical agent detectors. For more information, please visit

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