Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, announced today that that it has received a purchase order from the US Army for its biological detection equipment.
A report released by the WMD Center released in October found that the United States is unprepared for a large-scale biological attack, despite spending more than $65 billion on biodefense over the past decade. The report warned that the threat of biological weapons is now greater than ever as a result of technological advances: "A small team of individuals with training in key disciplines can produce the type of bioweapons created by nation-states in the 1960s."
"We are very pleased to supply our armed forces with the tools to detect agents of Bioterror such as Anthrax and Ricin," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chairman and CEO. "We understand that, unfortunately, the threat posed by Biological weapons is very dangerous to the government and the civilian sectors," he added.
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