SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

August 05, 2009 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology and German Defense Firm Centurio Sign Distribution Agreement Covering NATO Countries

Distribution Agreement Covers UNDT's Bio-Detection Equipment Recently Certified by DHS as an Approved Homeland Security Product

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2009) - 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 signed a distribution agreement with Centurio, a German based defense equipment firm focused on sales to NATO affiliated countries.

According to the Agreement, Centurio will distribute UNDT's Bio-Weapons Detection Systems including the 5-agent bio-detection kits which recently received Department of Homeland Security Certification.

UNDT's 5-agent detection equipment has been extensively used 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 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

"We are very excited about the opportunity to be working with Centurio. They bring a vast network of International customers including NATO armed forces," 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

About Centurio

Centurio was founded by Mr. Tillee D. Roters, today the Chairman of the Company. The company is staffed with former special operation agents and leading defense/security business managers that focus on sale of security equipment to NATO affiliated countries.

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