SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

June 23, 2009 16:02 ET

Universal Detection Technology Awarded NATO CAGE Code for Its Biological Weapon Detection Instruments

The Code Allows for Sales to NATO Affiliated Countries

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (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, reported today that it has been awarded a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) CAGE Number for its biological weapon detection systems. The CAGE code allows for marketing of the instruments to NATO affiliated countries.

The NATO Commercial and Government Entity, or NCAGE, code is a five-character ID number that identifies government contractors. NCAGE codes are an important part for companies winning contracts with NATO affiliated countries. The UDT CAGE/NCAGE code is: 1WLU0. UNDT is now listed along with all U.S. and NATO companies with a CAGE/NCAGE Code. The code lists UNDT in a primary vendor database for the U.S. Federal Government and is used as a government tool for the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, NATO and NASA Agencies. Having this information immediately available allows the U.S. Government and NATO countries to rapidly find the companies with the right capabilities to offer services for required government initiatives, including research & development projects, particular supply needs, up to a pandemic alert requirement or other emergency requirements.

"The awarding of our NCAGE code is a significant step for us to market our equipment to a rapidly expanding NATO alliance that has significant biological weapon detection needs," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer.

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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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