Universal Detection Technology is a California company that develops early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats. The young company took a major step towards leaving their mark on the marketplace when they reported that it has received a purchase order for its five-agent bioterrorism detection equipment from the Miami-Dade Police Department. This unique equipment is capable of spot detection of anthrax, ricin toxin, botulinum toxin, plague, and SEBs. The purchase order also includes kits that mimic a “suspicious powder” scenario, thus preparing the first responders for a real world event.

While the equipment itself is impressive, what is perhaps more impressive is that Universal Detection Technology has caught the attention of the Miami-Dade Police Department. The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) is the largest police department in the Southeastern United States, with approximately 4,500 employees. The MDPD has a dedicated anti-terror unit with officers specializing in biological and chemical warfare detection methods.

Universal Detection Technology’s 5-agent detection equipment has been extensively used by first responders and private industry throughout the country. The equipment has been evaluated by the U.S. DOD as well as the United Kingdom military. The equipment’s capacities include such benefits as no set-up time and no false negatives or positives.

When asked about the effects of this order, Universal Detection Technology’s CEO Mr. Jacques Tizabi, said, “This is the second order for our equipment from a major metropolitan first responder agency in the last few months. We will continue to expand the marketing of our detection equipment in the coming year.”