LOS ANGELES — Universal Detection Technology announced Oct. 30 that it would showcase its TS-10-5-agent biodetection kit, at Milipol Paris, a worldwide exhibition of internal state security Nov. 17-21.
UDT develops early warning monitoring technologies and counter-terrorism training programs to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats.
"Our presence at Milipol comes at a time when international security experts are admonishing government agencies to be prepared for the real threat of a bioterrorism attack," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "Bio-weapon detection should be a top priority for all public entities, because for terrorists, they can be purchased or engineered at relatively low costs, can induce mass casualties and are oftentimes undetected by on-the-ground law enforcement."
Universal Detection Technology's kits, certified earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are the industry's only hand-held analyzer designed to detect and identify up to five separate threats using one sample in one device. The kits equip first responders with the ability to identify five biological warfare agents: anthrax, ricin, botulinum toxin, plague and Staphylococcal enterotoxin B.
Prior to Milipol Paris 2009, Universal Detection Technology will present its biodetection kits to the 2012 London Olympics organizers at the 2009 Terrorism & Security Conference on Nov. 17-18 in London.
UNDT has also recently signed agreements with the U.S. Department of Commerce to be the featured exporter of bioterrorism detection equipment in France and South Korea.