SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

December 19, 2007 16:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Receives Multi-Threat Contract to Supply Counter-WMD Training and Technologies to Dubai Company Including Biological and Radiological Detection Devices

Contract Valued Over $50,000 to Supply Persian Gulf Company With Education, Training and Products for Security Against Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Threats

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - Universal Detection Technology ( (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 received an order worth over $50,000 from Gulf Security Solutions (GSS) to supply counter-WMD education, training and products. The contract includes detection items, threat assessment and response planning to various WMD threats. It is expected to be fulfilled within the first quarter of 2008.

"We are delighted to receive such a large contract for our counterterrorism solutions. This is a major step in our quest to be a leading provider of quality solutions to the growing threat of CBRN types of terrorism. This also represents our largest non-governmental contract for our security devices and services," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer.

UDTT recently announced that the Patent for Company's Anthrax Detection technology used in its BSM-2000 system was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Patent is for an invention titled "bacterial endospore quantification using lanthanide dipicolinate luminescence" and has been filed under USPTO Number 7,306,930. The inventor is Dr. Adrian Ponce, the Deputy Manager for the Planetary Science and Life Detection Section at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study of the technology in 2003 and concluded that the technology would be a lot cheaper to operate to the current DNA analysis units at use at U.S. Postal facilities. The technology has also been evaluated in numerous peer reviewed scientific journals such as IEEE Magazine. The technology was also featured in the 2005 edition of NASA's Spinoff magazine that highlights significant technologies that were commercialized through NASA's technology transfer program.

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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 bio-terror 'smoke' detector that detects certain bio hazard substances. For more information, please visit

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