SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

March 26, 2008 16:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Receives Purchse Order for Anti MRSA Products From Chinese Distributor

Partner in China, With the Highest Rate of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, to Purchase Anti Microbial Chemical

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - 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 a purchase order for anti MRSA products from its Chinese distributor. The purchase order has been placed by Kadinuo Science and Technology in Beijing, China.

Kadinuo Science and Technology has been active in introduction and promotion of advanced radiation instruments in the Chinese market for over 10 years. Presently, the company is a strong regional supplier of emergency nuclear monitors, environmental radiation monitors, decontamination technologies, and the like.

"This is the second purchase order we have received from our Chinese distributor pursuant to our recent agreement. The first order was related to our line of bioterrorism detection products. We look forward to establishing an effective and long term relationship with Kadinuo and to use their influence to find a market for our products and services in China both in the counter-terrorism market and in the anti-microbial market," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chairman and CEO.

Studies show that China has the highest rate of antibiotic resistant bacteria stains in the world. The World Health Organization West Pacific Regional Office has set up two antimicrobial resistance surveillance centers in Beijing and Shanghai. Data from the offices show the prevalence of both hospital-acquired and community acquired MRSA strains in both cities. Moreover, the breakout of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the spring of 2003 illustrates how an infectious disease with limited therapeutic options can spread rapidly across national borders. Rapidly increasing travel and migration within China probably contributes to the growth of that nation's resistance problem. It may also spur the spread of China's resistance problems overseas as globalization greatly increases travel from and to that nation.

UDTT is a supplier of counter terrorism services and technologies to private and government organizations. The Company owns the license to a patented technology developed at NASA's JPL and utilized in UDTT's BSM-2000 used for autonomous monitoring of the air for presence of airborne bacterial spores such as anthrax. UDTT also supplies detection kits for detection of up to 5 bioterrorism agents. Among the Company's other products are radiation detection systems, educational material & training DVDs, and antimicrobial chemicals.

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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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