SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

March 12, 2007 16:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology Fulfills Its First U.S. Military Contract

Bio-Defense Test Kits Shipped to the U.S. Army by UDTT, Received at Army's Dugway Proving Ground

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 12, 2007 --Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UDTT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and a provider of counter terrorism training and solutions, announced today that it has fulfilled its first ever purchase order from the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is a major range and testing facility, and the primary chemical and biological defense testing center for the military.

The Dugway Proving Ground will use the Anthrax test kits to train first responders on methods and procedures of responding to white powder alerts.

"This is a major milestone for our company as we can now count the United States Military as a customer for our Bio-Defense Products. We are proud to have shipped the anthrax test kits to the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Grounds and are working aggressively to market and sell more of these kits to first responders and emergency response personnel around the world," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "The U.S. Army is a valued customer and we look forward to being able to supply their needs on an on-going basis," he added.

In a recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences, an Anthrax attack is identified as one of the top bio-terror threats to the country. Moreover, George Tenet, the former Director of the C.I.A., announced during the 9/11 hearings that an airborne Anthrax attack is the most serious bio-terror threat in the coming years. This viewpoint is also reflected in Europe where Gijs de Vries, the European Union's top anti-terror official, called a bio-terror attack a 'serious threat' to the European Union.

Universal Detection Technology has co-developed a real-time Anthrax detection system, called BSM-2000, with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The technology was recently featured on NBC News. To view the video clip, please go to: http://www.udetection.com/pressroom-video-NBC1006.htm.

For more information, please visit 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 bioterror 'smoke' detector that detects certain biohazard substances. For more information, please visit http://www.udetection.com.

About United States Army Dugway Proving Ground

The Department of Defense has designated U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground as a major range and testing facility, and the primary chemical and biological defense testing center under the Reliance Program. Testers here determine the reliability and survivability of all types of military equipment in a chemical or biological environment. For more information, please visit http://www.dugway.army.mil

Forward-Looking Statements

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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jacques Tizabi
    Universal Detection Technology
    310-248-3655