SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

September 08, 2010 05:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology's Biological Detection Equipment Purchased by Boeing Defense

Purchase Order Includes UNDT's 5 Agent Biodetection Kit for Rapid On-Site Detection of Anthrax, Ricin, Botulinum, Y. Pestis and SEBs

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), 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 5-agent biological detection equipment from Boeing Service Company, a fully owned subsidiary of Boeing Defense. The detection equipment is designed to check for anthrax, ricin, botulinum, Y. Pestis (plague) and SEB's in as little as three minutes.

Boeing Service Company (BSC) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, with approximately 1,500 people around the world working to successfully maintain and sustain customer communication and data systems. BSC's programs vary from tasking and tracking communication and global positioning satellites to readying payloads for rocket launch to building and maintaining classified government facilities.

UNDT's biodetection 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

"With last year's recognition from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an 'Approved Product for Homeland Security' under the SAFETY Act, UNDT's 5-agent biodetection kit has been a key choice in biothreat security for a number of large companies like Boeing Service Company," said Jacques Tizabi, Universal Detection Technology CEO. "UNDT's 5-agent biodetection kit is a fast and reliable on-site test of harmful bioagents that can threaten the operations of any corporate facility," continued Tizabi.

For more information, please visit our website at www.udetection.com or email us at 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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