SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

December 11, 2007 16:08 ET

Universal Detection Technology Receives Purchase Order for Anthrax Detection Kits

Purchase Order Received From Security Solutions International for Kits Used for Spot Detection of Anthrax Spores

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 11, 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 a provider of counter-terrorism consulting and training services, announced today that it has received a new purchase order from Security Solutions International (SSI) for UDTT's anthrax detection kits. SSI plans to showcase the kits at upcoming seminars and conferences where SSI professionals provide counter-terrorism training and education to members of law enforcement and representatives from US Army and various other security and emergency response agencies.

UDTT recently announced that the Patent for the 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.

"This is an exciting period for Universal Detection Technology. We will now be vigorously marketing our bioterrorism detection products as well as our other detection technologies. We were glad to see the Patent underlying the BSM-2000 be granted and we are also happy to continue to see orders for our homeland security products," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi UDTT's Chief Executive Officer.

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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 biohazard substances. For more information, please visit

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