SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

March 04, 2010 05:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Receives Purchase Order From the U.S. Army for Bioterrorism Detection Equipment

U.S. Army Submits Purchase Order for UNDT's 5-Agent Detection Kits and Equipment for the Detection of Ricin and SEBs

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) -  Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), 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, reported today that it has received a purchase order from the U.S. Army for its bioterrorism detection equipment. The purchase order includes orders for UNDT's 5-agent detection kits as well as equipment for the detection of Ricin and Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB).

The order was placed in the wake of an independent congressional report admonishing the U.S. government for failing to respond to the growing, serious threat of bioterrorism.

The report, issued in January by the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, gave the government an "F" letter grade for failure to "enhance the nation's capabilities for rapid response to prevent biological attacks from inflicting mass casualties."

"We are proud to be a supplier to the U.S. Army and to be a repeat vendor," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "We will continue to market our bioterror detection equipment to all government organizations and we will continue to expand the range of anti-terror products that we offer," continued Tizabi.

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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, the Company, 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. For more information, please visit

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