SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

October 21, 2009 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology to Present Hand-Held Bioterrorism Detection for 2012 London Olympics at the Terrorism & Security 2009 Conference, Endorsed by ACPO TAM and NYPD Intelligence Division

2012 London Olympics Organizers and Senior Personnel in Government and Commercial Sectors to Address Growing Threat of Bio-Weapons, Review Counter-Terrorism Strategies

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies and counter-terrorism training programs to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, announced today that it will present its rapid response biodetection kits to the 2012 London Olympics organizers at the 2009 Terrorism & Security Conference, held in London on November 17th and 18th.

"The security risks associated with high-profile international events, such as the 2012 London Olympics, cannot be underestimated," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "Bio-weapons should be a particular concern to organizers, because for terrorists, they can be purchased or engineered at relatively low costs, can induce mass casualties and are oftentimes undetected by on-the-ground law enforcement; Universal Detection Technology is prepared to meet the bioterrorism detection needs of the 2012 London Olympics and similar global venues," continued Tizabi.

UNDT was invited by the conference to present to the 2012 London Olympics organizers and security directors of international "high-value, soft-targets," including airports, sports stadiums, national infrastructure, shopping centers, prestigious hotels and mass transport hubs to and from the United Kingdom and Europe.

Following the 2009 Terrorism & Security Conference in London, Universal Detection Technology will also be presenting its bioterrorism detection equipment at the upcoming 2009 Milipol Conference in Paris, November 17-20.

Universal Detection Technology's 5-agent biodetection kits, recently certified by United States Department of Homeland Security as an "Approved Product for Homeland Security" under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002, are the industry's only hand-held assay designed to detect and identify up to five separate threats using one sample in a single, easy-to-use device. The kits equip first responders with an effective tool for the rapid onsite detection of up to five biological warfare agents: anthrax, ricin, botulinum toxin, Y. pestis (plague) and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB). Detection time is under three minutes.

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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, Universal Detection Technology, 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.

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