SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

June 15, 2009 16:02 ET

Universal Detection Technology Applies for CAGE and NSN Codes for Its Biological Detection Equipment

The Codes Allow for Sales to the DOD and NATO

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), 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, today announced that it has applied for CAGE and NSN Stock numbers for its biological detection equipment. The numbers will facilitate the sales of the items to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The DOD, which spends 75 cents of every federal government contracting dollar, has its own government contractor classification system. The Commercial And Government Entity, or CAGE, code is a five-character ID number that identifies government contractors. CAGE codes are an important part of winning federal government contracts.

The NATO Stock number (NSN) is a classification code that NATO assigns to its defense inventory. NATO affiliated countries follow common standards and techniques to assign NSNs to items of supply in their defense inventory. The National Codification Bureau (NCB) within each country centrally assigns their national NSNs. The assignment of an NSN fixes the identity of each distinctive item of supply.

"The obtaining of the CAGE and NSN codes will allow us to increase our sales to the U.S. DOD as well as the NATO affiliated countries," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer. "We are planning a dedicated marketing effort for our biological detection equipment in Europe," he added.

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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 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

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