WellCrown to distribute UDT's biothreat monitors in Asia

Universal Detection Technology has reached an agreement with WellCrown International Resources to allow WellCrown to act as UDT's sole agent and distributor in Malaysia for its early-warning monitoring technologies that protects against bioterrorism.

WellCrown will also hold the option to expand the distribution network to Hong Kong and China.

Malaysia has faced and combated terrorists for the past decade, including Jemaah Islamiayah, an affiliate of Al-Qaeda that was responsible for the Bali bombings.

Officials in Malaysia believe that it is only a matter of time before terrorists begin to employ bioweapons as tools for terrors. Other southeast Asian terrorist groups, including Abu Sayaf, are known to already have the capacity to produce anthrax.

"From the report we saw last week from the U.S. Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, security experts contend that bioweapons unleashed by terrorist groups should be the chief concern for our national security; we will adequately prepare public and private entities worldwide to address this critical issue," Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology told CNNMoney.com. "Our distribution agreement with WellCrown is part of our plan to continue to expand our presence internationally, especially to countries that are highly susceptible to terrorist acts."

The biological weapon detection equipment created by Universal Detection Technology is widely used by first responders. it's five agent biodetection kit is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and has been evaluated by the U.S. DoD as well as the military of the United Kingdom.

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