SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

December 16, 2008 06:59 ET

Universal Detection Technology Receives Purchase Order for Its Anthrax Detection Equipment From the City of Calgary, Canada Police Service

Purchase Order Comes From the Department's Terrorism Training Division

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT) (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, reported today that it has received a purchase order for its anthrax detection equipment from the city of Calgary, Canada Police Service. The purchase order comes from the department's terrorism training division. The detection equipment is designed to check for anthrax and can return results in as little as 3 minutes.

The Calgary Police Service, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is made up of more than 1,600 police officers and 855 civilian members. Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. The metropolitan population was 1,162,310 in 2006.

A report released last week by the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism says urgent security measures need to be taken soon or the world is likely to undergo an incident of terrorism using weapons of mass destruction within the next five years. "Unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013," the report states in the opening sentence of the executive summary. The report also emphasizes the need of the new administration to prepare the nation against a future bioterrorist attack.


UNDT's anthrax detection equipment has been extensively used by first responders and private industry throughout the country. The equipment has been evaluated by the U.S. DOD as well as the United Kingdom military. The equipment's capacities include:

--  No cross-reactivity with near neighbor strains
--  No cross-reactivity to household powders
--  No set up time
--  No expensive reader needed
--  No decontamination requirements
--  No false positives
--  No false negatives
--  No hook effect

"This is our first purchase order from Canada as we expand marketing our products internationally," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer.

UNDT has received the purchase orders referred to in this news release through Security Solutions International (SSI). The equipment was billed to the City of Calgary Police Service by SSI as part of participation in the counter-terrorism training at the Gulf Coast Terrorism Conference and has been delivered to them directly from UDT.

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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 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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