Universal Detection Technology debuts BSM-2000 biothreat detection solution

LOS ANGELES, 8 March 2006. Universal Detection Technology, a developer of next-generation monitoring and early-warning homeland security technologies, has announced its biothreat detection technology and product. The BSM-2000 is a proprietary airborne spore detection device designed to provide constant monitoring and early warning of potential bioterrorism and other threats.

Mar 8th, 2006

LOS ANGELES, 8 March 2006. Universal Detection Technology, a developer of next-generation monitoring and early-warning homeland security technologies, has announced its biothreat detection technology and product. The BSM-2000 is a proprietary airborne spore detection device designed to provide constant monitoring and early warning of potential bioterrorism and other threats.

Working in collaboration with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Universal Detection has developed bacterial spore detectors based on a chemical identification process created by JPL's Planetary Protection Unit. The device provides continuous and unattended detection of bacterial spores. If an elevated spore count is detected, an alarm notifies internal security on site, as well as local emergency services via the device's landline or wireless networking capability.

"The threat of bio-terrorism, in particular an anthrax attack, has spurred many governments into buying the technology," says Amir Ettehadieh, director of research and development at Universal Detection Technology.

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