Universal Detection Technology Completes the First Sale of BSM-2000 Anthrax Detector

Beverly Hills, California, UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB:UDTT) (FWB:PO8), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, announced today the completion of the first sale of its BSM-2000 anthrax spore detection device. The BSM-2000 is designed to detect the presence of airborne bacterial spores, such as anthrax, and to alert security and emergency management personnel.

"This sale represents a major milestone for the Company," said Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection. "We are very pleased to have successfully delivered and received payment in full for one unit of BSM-2000 Anthrax Detector." Due to confidentiality requirements, the Company cannot disclose the identity of the purchaser at this time.

About BSM-2000

The BSM-2000 Anthrax Detector is designed to continuously monitor the air for anthrax spores. When spores are detected, BSM-2000 uses heat to "pop" the spores, thus releasing a chemical called dipicolinic acid, which is unique to bacterial spores. The dipicolinic acid instantaneously reacts with a chemical sensor in the device which triggers a green luminescence whose intensity corresponds to the concentration of bacterial spores in the sample. If an increase in spore concentration is detected, the device sounds an alarm notifying the appropriate security and emergency services personnel. The device's response time is approximately 15 minute.

About Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology (UDTT), founded in 1973, is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bio-terrorism detection devices. Universal Detection Technology, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has developed an anthrax spore detection system called BSM-2000 which combines JPL's spore detection technology with UDTT's aerosol capture device. For more information, please visit www.udetection.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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