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Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB:UDTT) (Frankfurt:PRCC.F), (UDT), announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Rutgers University's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) to study the feasibility of using UDTT's Anthrax detection technology in transportation and medical related facilities. CAIT's decision to choose UDTT as its technology partner comes on the heels of the recent heightened terror alert in the nation as well as the lack of preparedness of the countries transportation infrastructure to a potential anthrax attack. Rutgers University's investigators visited the UDTT facilities as well as the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) facilities in Pasadena and were very impressed with the ongoing development of the Bacterial Spore Detector. The investigators identified UDTT's technology as being key to a facilities defense against an airborne biological attack.

UDTT and its JPL associates will be a sub-contractor to a CAIT project entitled "Protection of Transportation Infrastructures against Biohazards". The UDTT team will provide the sensor related technical assistance for the evaluation program to be undertaken by the CAIT team. The project aims for 1) the creation of a university/agency/private sector partnership in addressing a timely and acute national challenge, 2) the planning and design of an integrated emergency response system focusing on Anthrax detection but with generic capabilities in dealing with other Biological, Chemical and Radiological (BCR) threats, and 3) the designation of a test site and development of site-specific protocols for immediate implementation of BCR emergency response management systems, in consultation with project partners and stakeholders.

"The aim of this collaborative effort is to provide the proof of concept necessary for effective integration of an advanced anthrax detection device, such as UDTT/JPL's detection technology, into the emergency management response of transportation facilities for protection against biohazards," said Drs. Ali Maher and Mohsen Jafari, Rutgers University investigators.

"Through this deal UDTT will be able to provide it's customers with a one-stop shop bio-security solution. We will not only provide the means to detect a biological attack but also provide a solution to move people quickly and safely away from a site in case of an alarm," said Universal Detection's Jacques Tizabi.

About Rutgers University's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

The Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), established in 1998, is a part of the national university transportation centers program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The mission of the center is to help upkeep and maintain the nation's aging transportation infrastructure through research, education and work-force training. The center utilizes the heavily used transportation corridors of New Jersey as a test-bed for implementation of advanced technologies in pavement management systems, intelligent transportation systems, congestion management, traffic safety, maritime freight movement, transportation infrastructure safety and security, and beneficial use of waste materials in transportation applications. The multi-disciplinary approach of the center in addressing pressing operation problems has led to strong partnerships with stakeholders in the region including transportation agencies, the private sector and numerous other academic and research institutions.

About Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology (UDTT), founded in 1973, is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bio-terrorism detection devices. UDTT's technology, together with third party technologies and devices, has positioned the Company to capitalize on growth and value opportunities related to Homeland Security. Universal Detection Technology, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed a commercially available bio-terror 'smoke' detector, which combines JPL's spore detection technology with UDTT's aerosol capture device. UDTT, as the sole owner to all intellectual property rights related to the development of this device, stands to benefit substantially from its commercial release. Preliminary surveys show that the commercially available unmanned bio-terror "smoke" detector will have an auspicious welcome at Stadiums, Malls, Cruise Lines, Airports, Bus and Train Depots, Casino's, Hotels, Theme Parks and Municipal Buildings Worldwide. For more information, please visit or

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause a company's actual results, performance and achievement in the future to differ materially from forecasted results, performance, and achievement. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the funding of amounts of capital adequate to provide for the working capital needs of the Company, our ability to timely and cost effectively complete the development of our products targeted to the bio-chemical and medical markets, commercial acceptance of our products, product price volatility, product demand, market competition and general economic conditions, and other factors described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation and do not intend to revise or update publicly any forward looking statements for any reason.
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Date:Jan 27, 2004
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