Universal Detection Technology, a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies and bioterrorism detection devices, recently announced that the company, through its agreement with U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service, is promoting its handheld assays, which can be used to effectively detect up to five bioterrorism agents.

Under the terms of the agreement, Universal Detection Technology will be listed as a featured U.S. exporter on Commercial Service’s United Kingdom website in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which will be held in London. Universal Detection Technology’s five-agent bioterrorism detection kits have been used by first responders and private industry throughout the United States to test for anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ricin, plague (Y. Pestis) and SEB’s in three minutes or less.

Jacques Tizabi, Universal Detection Technology’s chief executive officer, stated, “The listing with the department of commerce gives us the opportunity to market our anti-terrorism products in the United Kingdom.” He continued, “The U.K. government was the first purchaser of our BSM-2000 anthrax detection system and we want to continue supplying our products leading up to the 2012 London Olympics.”