WORCESTER, MA — June 14, 2011 — ECI Biotech (ECI), an innovative developer
of the patented ExpressDetect® rapid infection sensors that will ultimately transform the way
pathogens are detected in professional and OTC markets, is one of the select life sciences
companies in the Commonwealth participating in the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center ("the
Center”) Internship Challenge Program. During the summer of 2011, ECI will provide practical
experience to four full-time interns as part of its STEM workforce development program.
ECI has hired four interns from several MA universities and colleges to work at the company
this summer. They are: Erik Herold, Boston University, Candidate for a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; Daniel Marsden, Northeastern University, Candidate for a B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology and Literature; Nhu
Nguyen, Quinsigamond Community College and Biochemistry and Mathematics, Smith College;
and Brenden Schauwecker, Quinsigamond Community College, Biotechnology Program. The
purpose of the Internship Challenge is to provide interns with practical, “hands on” experience that
will prepare them to step into the workforce ready to meet the job requirements of life sciences
employers. The program, now in its third year, facilitates the placement of students and recent
graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences, in paid summer internships
across the Commonwealth.
“ECI has hand-picked very talented individuals in biochemistry and engineering to work at our
company this summer. The goal of hiring the interns is to provide them with relevant experience
and to further prepare them as viable candidates for full-time employment at ECI or within the
industry,” said Dr. Mitchell Sanders, CEO and Founder of ECI Biotech.
About ECI Biotech
Founded in 1998, ECI Biotech is a developer of affordable diagnostic sensors trademarked as
ExpressDetect®. ECI has developed technology targeted at prognosing chronic and acute wound
infections, which includes a dressing sensor and a rapid point of care diagnostic. ECI has established
partnerships with leading medical device and consumer product companies to bring innovative
discoveries to market on a global scale. ECI has a dominant patent portfolio that includes diagnostics,
therapeutics, and advanced molecular technologies.
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