SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

June 24, 2008 07:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology to Submit an Operational Requirements Document on Recommendation of the Department of Homeland Security

$620 Million Has Been Allocated to the SECURE Program

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 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, reported today that it is submitting an Operational Requirements Document (ORD) to the Department of Homeland Security based on the department's recommendation. By submitting an ORD, a company becomes eligible to apply for a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security through the SECURE Program to develop products and/or services.

The SECURE (System Efficacy through Commercialization, Utilization, Relevance and Evaluation) Program is an efficient and cost-effective program to foster cooperative "win-win" partnerships between the Department of Homeland Security and the Private Sector. The DHS will work with the Private Sector to develop products, technologies or services aligned with the needs of its Operating Components and First Responder communities.

Private Sector entities possessing technologies or products aligned to these requirements can use this valuable information to generate a business case and develop a fully deployable product or service. The Department will assure that the product or service has demonstrated performance that meets a given Private Sector entity's published specifications through our review of third-party independent testing data, provided by the Private Sector entity. This enables the Private Sector, through the free market system, to develop products and services that capture significant revenue opportunities.

"We believe that UDTT's BSM-2000, airborne anthrax monitor, is an optimal device to fill the capability gap that exists between expensive PCR/DNA based devices and false-positive prone trigger systems currently in the market," said Mr. Amir Ettehadieh, UDTT's Director of Research and Development.

"We are beginning to see the results of our recent one-on-one meeting with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate. The SECURE program, with its $620 million budget, will allow for smaller companies to effectively compete in the Homeland security market," 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 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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