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Universal Detection Technology

December 20, 2010 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Enters Into Distribution Agreement With Brazil-Based ORMAX Tecnologia

ORMAX Will Distribute UNDT's Biological, Chemical and Radiation Detection Equipment in Brazil, Site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - 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, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Brazil-based ORMAX Tecnologia em Seguranca. ORMAX will distribute UNDT's biological, chemical, and radiation detection equipment in Brazil, site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Sao Paulo based ORMAX Tecnologia em Seguranca (www.ormax.com.br), founded by experts in the security field, specializes in all aspects of the safety and security business, residential, perimeter, personnel, intelligence and counterintelligence with products suited for the Brazilian market.

Recent U.S. government reports state that Brazil is vulnerable to a terrorist attack and Al-Qaeda is known to have operatives in Brazil. Brazil was also the victim of an attempted anthrax attack in 2003. Brazil will host the 2014 soccer World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics and authorities are increasingly concerned about a potential terrorist attack.

UNDT's biodetection equipment has been extensively used by first responders and private industry throughout the country and internationally. The equipment has been evaluated by the U.S. DOD as well as the United Kingdom military. The equipment's capacities include:

  • No cross-reactivity with near neighbor strains
  • No cross-reactivity to household powders
  • No set up time
  • No expensive reader needed
  • No decontamination requirements
  • No false positives
  • No false negatives
  • No hook effect

"Through our partnership with ORMAX we can make our products available to one of the world's fastest growing economies," said Jacques Tizabi, Universal Detection Technology CEO. "This follows our strategy of partnering with companies with established operations in the security and first response sectors in their territory," continued Tizabi.

For more information, please visit our website at www.udetection.com or email us at info@udetection.com.

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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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results, performance and achievement in the future to differ materially from forecasted results, performance, and achievement. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company's plans or expectations.

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