Singapore purchases bioweapon detectors

Universal Detection Technology, a developer of monitoring technology, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and mold detection devices, has won a tender for biological weapon detection equipment from the Singapore Civil Defense Force.

The tender includes equipment for the detection of anthrax, ricin, plague, botulinum and tularemia. UNDT has also responded to a tender for radiation portal monitors from the same entity.

"The winning of the tender for biological weapon detection systems from the SCDF is very significant as Singapore is known as the springboard of new products into the Asian market," Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's chairman and CEO, said. "We will continue to work with our agents on the ground and to provide the most advanced CBRN detection equipment to our international customers.”

The Singapore Civil Defense Force is a uniformed organization under the Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore that provides rescue, fire-fighting and emergency ambulance services, as well as the mitigation of hazardous materials incidents. The organization also implements, formulates and enforces regulations on civil defense matters and fire safety.

The biological weapon detection assays created by UNDT have been used by first responders and members of private industry throughout the country. The equipment has also been evaluated by the United Kingdom's military and the U.S. Department of Defense.

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