SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

September 10, 2009 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Detection of Anthrax, Ricin and Other Biological Weapons

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies and counter-terrorism training programs to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, announced today that it had received a contract from the Aerospace Data Facility-East, a part of the Department of Defense's National Reconnaissance Office. The contract includes equipment for the detection of harmful bio-agents, including anthrax, ricin and botulinum toxins.

"This contract will provide vital bioterrorism detection equipment to the DoD for a very sensitive sector of our national security and intelligence," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "As the public and private sectors realize the risks of bioterrorism activity, we will provide them with the necessary tools to meet those risks," said Tizabi.

Universal Detection Technology's bio-warfare detection equipment is used extensively by first responders and private industry throughout the country. The equipment has been evaluated by the U.S. DoD as well as the United Kingdom military. The contract includes orders for UNDT's anthrax, ricin and botulinum toxin detection equipment that detect a bio-agent in as little as three minutes. The contract also calls for UNDT to provide training equipment that allows users to become familiar with the test procedures without becoming exposed to any hazardous substances.

A DoD agency, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is part of the 16-member Intelligent Community, and is charged with building and operating the nation's reconnaissance satellites. The NRO provides intelligence-gathering tools to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

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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

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