SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

June 18, 2008 07:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology Invited to Discussions With the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT) (FRANKFURT: PO8), 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 been invited for discussions with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate. The one on one meeting comes following several meetings between UDTT and officials from the DHS at trade shows and conferences.

The S&T Directorate, in partnership with the private sector, national laboratories, universities, and other government agencies (domestic and foreign), helps push the innovation envelope and drive development and the use of high technology in support of homeland security.

The Directorate is focusing on enabling its customers -- the DHS components -- and their customers, including border patrol agents, coast guardsmen, airport baggage screeners, federal air marshals, and state, local, and federal emergency responders, as well as the many others teamed and committed to the vital mission of securing the Nation.

To reach its goals, the S&T Directorate is:

--  Creating a customer-focused, output-oriented, full-service science and
    technology management organization that is consistent with its enabling
--  Incorporating lessons learned since the start-up of DHS to sharpen its
    focus on executing mission-oriented programs
--  Providing leadership and resources to develop the intellectual basis
    that is essential to future mission success

"The one on one meeting is the optimal opportunity for us to present our technology to the DHS," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "We will emphasize that our BSM-2000 technology is faster and less expensive than the competition," he added.

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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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