SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

March 24, 2008 16:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology Invited to Present Its BSM-2000 Anthrax Detection System to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UDTT) (FRANKFURT: PO8), 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 been invited to present the technology deployed in its BSM-2000 airborne anthrax monitor to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. UDT is one of only 15 companies invited to this technology fair.


The technology fair, sponsored by the Committee on Homeland Security, will focus on educating members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives on current homeland security technologies available to successfully detect and respond to acts of bioterrorism by showcasing vendors involved in the production of these technologies. The vendors include companies involved in the detection of bio-agents in the air, water and food supply. The fair will take place on April 2nd at the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer in Washington, D.C.

The tech. fair will consist of a breakfast and lunch meeting with Congressman Bennie G. Thompson as well as officials from the Department of Homeland Security. Congressman Thompson is the first ever Democratic Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, a committee which was created by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. As Chairman, Congressman Thompson recently introduced and engineered House passage of the most comprehensive homeland security package since September 11th, H.R. 1, the "9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007."

"We are truly proud to have been invited to present our technology to Congressman Thompson and to other members of the House as we continuously seek the government's support in promoting our technology," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer. "An Independent report by the U.S. GAO has shown that our detection technology, if used in conjunction with legacy detection systems, will save the government millions of dollars in consumables," he added.

For a short video on BSM-2000 featured on NBC News, please go to: http://www.udetection.com/pressroomvideo.asp?id=1.

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

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