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Anti-Microbial Solution Aimed At Killing MRSA to be Supplied by Universal Detection Technology
Tuesday November 6, 7:00 am ET

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Detection Technology, a developer and provider of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and radiological weapons, announced today the addition of a new product line to its solutions. The new product is an anti-microbial solution designed to kill over 99.99% of microbes it comes in contact with including the deadly MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

"We are excited to announce this new product line and our partnership with EMME Consulting,'' said Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer. "Conducting more experiments on MEM is anticipated to bring us closer to a widely used commercial monitor that can be used in hospitals around the world to monitor the air for MRSA. EMME's anti-microbial products can be used for disinfection and we expect this line to be demanded by users of MEM,'' he added.

UDTT is conducting research and development on a Microbial Event Monitor (MEM) designed to monitor the air for airborne bacteria including the deadly MRSA. The technology is under exclusive license to UDTT from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Office of Technology Transfer and is protected under a provisional patent. In a recent release UDTT announced a partnership with EMME Consulting aimed at jointly testing MEM in hospitals and schools.

UDTT's new agreement with EMME Consulting authorizes EMME Consulting to market UDTT's products and services including MEM, BSM-2000 and bioterrorism detection kits. UDTT is also marketing EMME's anti-microbial solution designed to kill 99.99% of microbes including MRSA. The solution uses a composite of titanium dioxide containing sparing soluble silver chloride that inhibits microbe multiplication thus reducing their populations. Extensive studies show that surfaces treated with the solution remain sterile for days after sterilization. According to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Microbiology, the airborne route of transmission is responsible for a large number of MRSA infections. In 2005, the illness was responsible for an estimated 94,000 life-threatening infections and recent reports suggest that MRSA is not confined to hospitals with schools throughout the country reporting infections.

About Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bio-terror 'smoke' detector that detects certain bio hazard substances.

Source: Universal Detection Technology

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