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Universal Detection Technology

June 27, 2011 07:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Wins Tender for Biological Weapon Detection Equipment From the Singapore Civil Defense Force

Company Has Also Responded to a Tender for Radiation Portal Monitors

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 27, 2011) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, announced today that is has won a tender for Biological Weapon Detection Equipment from the Singapore Civil Defense Force. The tender included equipment for the detection of Anthrax, Ricin, Botulinum, Y. Pestis (Plague) and Tularemia. The Company has also responded to a tender for radiation portal monitors from the same entity.

The Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) is a uniformed organization under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore. The main role of SCDF is to provide fire-fighting, rescue and emergency ambulance services; mitigating hazardous materials incidents, as well as formulate, implement and enforce regulations on fire safety and civil defense shelter matters.

UNDT's biological weapon detection assays have 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

UNDT has also responded to a tender from the SCDF for radiation portal monitors. These monitors are used to monitor pedestrian entrances for radioactive material. The Company has previously provided such monitors to the Beijing Olympics.

"The winning of the tender for biological weapon detection systems from the SCDF is very significant as Singapore is known as the springboard of new products into the Asian market," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chairman and CEO. "We will continue to work with our agents on the ground and to provide the most advanced CBRN detection equipment to our international customers," he added.

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About Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology (UNDT) is a developer of monitoring technologies, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (DBRN), and mold detection devices. The company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. The Company is a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and chemical agent detectors. For more information, please visit


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