SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

February 10, 2010 05:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology in Deal With WellCrown International Resources to Distribute Bioweapons Detection Equipment in Malaysia

Escalating Fear of Bioterrorism as a Potential Tool for Al-Qaeda Affiliates and Southeast Asian Terrorists Groups Prompts Increase of First Responder Biological Detection Equipment in Region

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) -  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, reported today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with WellCrown International Resources. WellCrown International Resources will act as UNDT's sole agent and distributor in Malaysia with the option of expanding the distribution network to Hong Kong and China.

The Malaysian government has been combating terrorists for the past decade; in particular the Al-Qaeda affiliated Jemaah Islamiayah, which was responsible for the Bali bombings. Malaysian officials believe it is a matter of time before terrorists revert to using bio-weapons as a terror tool as other Southeast Asian terrorists groups, such as Abu Sayaf, are known to have the capability to produce anthrax. 

WellCrown International Resources Limited ( is a leading international supplier of sophisticated defense and security solutions and high-grade natural resources, as well as a diverse range of integrated services. The company is managed by a team of professionals with vast product knowledge and extensive service experience in relevant fields.

Universal Detection Technology's biological weapon detection equipment is used extensively by first responders and private industry throughout the country. The equipment, including UNDT's 5 agent biodetection kit certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been evaluated by the U.S. DoD as well as the United Kingdom military. UNDT also supplied its radiation detection equipment for the protection of sports venues at the 2009 Olympics in Beijing.

"Our distribution agreement with WellCrown is part of our plan to continue to expand our presence internationally, especially to countries that are highly susceptible to terrorist acts," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "From the report we saw last week from the U.S. Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, security experts contend that bioweapons unleashed by terrorist groups should be the chief concern for our national security; we will adequately prepare public and private entities worldwide to address this critical issue," continued Tizabi.

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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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