UNDT to showcase biodetection equipment at 2010 ASIS conference

Officials with Universal Detection Technology have announced that they will be showcasing the company's biological and chemical detection equipment at the 2010 ASIS International Conference in Dallas, Texas.

A developer of early-warning monitoring technologies and training programs,  Universal Detection Technology's biological detection kits are certified by DHS as an "Approved Product for Homeland Security" under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002.

Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology, said that the kits are the industry's only hand-held assay designed to detect and identify up to five separate threats using one sample. The kit can detect up to five biological warfare agents in under three minutes, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum toxin, Y. pestis and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B.

“Since the anthrax attacks of 2001, the nation has seen firsthand the reality and the severity of a potential attack with biological and chemical weapons," Tizabi said. "As recently as yesterday several schools in Houston have been threatened by suspicious white powder being discovered in the mail. With our equipment first responders can quickly and effectively test the suspicious material for the presence of chemical or biological weapons.”
The biodetection kits have seen extensive use by first responders, government agencies and private industry nationwide. Recently, the U.S. Army signed a contract to use the kits at an intelligence site. A distribution pact has also been signed with the Strategic Response Initiatives.