UDT to provide bioweapon detection to Singapore

Universal Detection Technology, a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies, recently won a tender for biological weapon detection equipment from the Singapore Civil Defense Force.

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

The SCDF is a uniformed organization under the purview of Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs. The primary role of the SCDF is to provide rescue, fire fighting and emergency ambulance services in addition to mitigating hazardous materials incidents and formulating, implementing and enforcing regulations on fire safety and civil defense shelter matters.

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

Some of the equipment's capabilities include no hook effect, no false negatives, no false positives, no decontamination requirements, no expensive reader needed, no set up time, no cross-reactivity to household powders and no cross-reactivity with near neighbor strains.

"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."

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