Core Technology Behind Universal Detection Technology's ('UDTT') Anthrax Spore Monitor To Be Presented At The 106th Annual American Society for Microbiology Conference

Published: May 18, 2006

LOS ANGELES, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Detection Technology , a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, announced today that the technology contained in UDTT's bacterial spore monitoring (BSM) device will be presented at the 106th annual American Society for Microbiology Conference held in Orlando, Florida on May 24.

The presentation, which will include recent developments and test results, will be given by Mr. Pun To Yung, a Caltech bioengineering graduate student at the Life Detection and Sample Handling Technologies Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Mr. Yung's research is being supervised by Dr. Adrian Ponce, inventor of UDTT's licensed spore detection technology. UDTT licensed the technology from Caltech in 2001 and has developed BSM with support JPL. Development of BSM-2000, which is currently available for commercial sale, has been spearheaded Dr. Ponce. Initial prototype of BSM-2000 was peer reviewed in the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine.

"We feel honored that the core technology of the BSM-2000, which UDTT has licensed from Caltech, is being presented to the American Society for Microbiology, which is a leader in the advancement of microbiological research," said Amir Ettehadieh, UDTT's Director of Research and Development.

About American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. For more info go to

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 the BSM-2000, a bacterial spore and anthrax spore monitoring device, which combines JPL's spore detection technology with UDTT's aerosol capture device. For more information, please visit

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