SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

August 11, 2009 16:02 ET

Universal Detection Technology Working With the U.S. Department of Commerce to Market Its Anthrax Detection Equipment in the United Kingdom

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2009) - Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies and counter-terrorism training programs to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, announced today that through its agreement with U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service, it is promoting Company's handheld assays, used for detection of up to five bioterrorism agents. UNDT is to be listed as a Featured U.S. Exporter on Commercial Service's United Kingdom website. London is the site of the 2012 summer Olympics.

UNDT's 5-agent Bioterrorism detection kits have been extensively used by first responders and private industry throughout the United States. Testing of the kits by the U.S. DOD as well as the United Kingdom military show that the kits demonstrate no cross-reactivity with near neighbor species and no false positives with commonly encountered "white powders." The kits are designed to test for anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ricin, plague (Y. Pestis) and SEBs in as little as 3 minutes.

"The listing with the department of commerce gives us the opportunity to market our anti-terrorism products in the United Kingdom," said Universal Detection Technology CEO Jacques Tizabi. "The U.K. Government was the first purchaser of our BSM-2000 anthrax detection system and we want to continue supplying our products leading up to the 2012 London Olympics," continued Tizabi.

To view UNDT's bioterrorism detection kits on the Commercial Service's website please go to:

http://www.buyusa.gov/uk/en/featured_us_exporters.html?exp_cat=6010&exp_pid=579.

For more information please visit our website at www.udetection.com or Email us at info@udetection.com.

For more information please visit www.udetection.com or email info@udetection.com

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 www.udetection.com.

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