SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

January 31, 2007 16:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology Receives Purchase Order From United States Army for Anthrax Test Kits

UDTT Receives PO for 50 Biowarfare Test Kits

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UDTT), 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 received a purchase order for its Anthrax detection test kits from the United States Army Dugway Proving Ground. The U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground is a major range and testing facility, and the primary chemical and biological defense testing center for the military.

The Dugway Proving Ground will use the Anthrax test kits to train first responders on methods and procedures of responding to white powder alerts.

"The sale of the kits to the U.S Army is a significant milestone for UDTT as it's our first sale to the DOD," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "We anticipate follow-up orders as the users experience the much faster response time of our test kits."

Universal Detection Technology has co-developed a real-time Anthrax detection system, called BSM-2000, with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The technology was recently featured on NBC News. To view the video clip, please go to: http://www.udetection.com/pressroom-video-NBC1006.htm.

Two units of BSM-2000 have recently been sold to the government of the United Kingdom and UDTT is hoping to sell more machines in the future.

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

About United States Army Dugway Proving Ground

The Department of Defense has designated U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground as a major range and testing facility, and the primary chemical and biological defense testing center under the Reliance Program. Testers here determine the reliability and survivability of all types of military equipment in a chemical or biological environment. For more information, please visit http://www.dugway.army.mil

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results, performance and achievement in the future to differ materially from forecasted results, performance, and achievement. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company's plans or expectations.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jacques Tizabi
    Universal Detection Technology
    310-248-3655