UNIVERSAL DETECTION TECHNOLOGY ("UNDT-L") - Receives Purchase Order for Its 5-Agent Bioterrorism Detection - Equipment From the City of Conway, Arkansas Fire Department Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com), 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 that it has received a purchase order for its 5-agent bioterrorism detection equipment from the City of Conway, Arkansas Fire Department. The detection equipment is designed to check for anthrax, botulinum, ricin, Y. Pestis (plague), and SEBs in one test. In the last week more than 30 letters containing a suspicious powder were mailed to Chase bank branches and federal banking regulators' offices in nine cities.
According to a law enforcement official, the letters were mailed to Chase bank branches in or near Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Denver, Newark, N.J., New York City, Oklahoma City and Washington. The FBI also released a report that it had investigated over 900 threats made with envelopes containing white powder probably meant to look like anthrax. "Interesting enough, over the past two-years, the FBI has responded to over 900 of these threat letters," said FBI spokesman Rich Kolko. The FBI has appealed to the public for help with finding the perpetrator who has been sending banks, financial institutions and federal agencies threat letters and powder-stuffed envelopes. UNDT's 5-agent bioterrorism detection 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 equipments 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, and -- No hook effect. "The recent white powder mailings are very alarming as each incident needs to be treated as an actual attack," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer. "Our detection equipment can identify 5 of the most lethal bio-agents in as little as 3 minutes," he added. For more information please visit our website at www.udetection.com or Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.