Universal Detection Technology (UNDT) will present its state-of-the-art developments related to bioweapon detection technology on March 23, 2010, to investors during the Homeland Security Finance Forum at the FOSE 2010 Expo.
UNDT, a developer of training programs for counter-terrorism and early-warning technologies for monitoring and protecting persons from various infectious health threats and bioterrorism, is among the six companies selected based on a pre-established criteria for presenting to a group of 40 investors that is considering investing in the homeland security domain.
Apart from presenting to this group, the UNDT will appear in the Homeland Security Finance Forum Guide and the guide will be given out to over 2,500 active security professionals during the FOSE 2010 Expo.
The GovSec is hosting the Homeland Security Finance Forum along with pipeline VB/Research. In this forum, UNDT will get an opportunity to attend to critical requirements of the government agencies and various other institutions to counter the increasing bioterrorism threat.
The U.S. government was graded ‘F’ by the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. The grade implies failure to increase the capabilities of the U.S. to respond speedily to deter biological attacks that cause mass destruction.
According to Jacques Tizabi, Universal Detection Technology’s CEO, the participation of UNDT in the Homeland Security Finance Forum will enable investors keen on investments in the homeland security domain to ascertain the complete range of capabilities of the UNDT. Tazabi revealed that bio-weapon detection is emerging as a top priority for every public utility, and to address such a big concern tools for bio-weapon monitoring are readily available.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security had certified the bioweapon detection kits of UNDT under the category of ‘Approved Product for Homeland Security’. These kits are designed for the detection and identification of a maximum of five individual bio-weapon threats by using a single sample in a user-friendly device. These kits can help in the onsite detection of a maximum of five biological warfare agents. These agents are staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), anthrax, Y. pestis (plague), botulinum toxin, and ricin. The detection time is less than three minutes.