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ECI Biotech to Participate in Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Gateway Park Alumni Association Community Service Day  
4/8/2011 10:29:43 AM

WORCESTER, MA — April 8, 2011 — Committed to setting a standard in business citizenship and community outreach ECI Biotech, a Worcester-based biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the company will be participating in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Alumni Association Community Service Day on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Many of ECI Biotech employees are WPI Alumni and ECI Biotech is a charter member of WPI's Biotechnology Engineering Institute. ECI Biotech employees, along with approximately 200 other volunteers, will help with spring clean-up projects and sort goods for several Worcester human service agencies. Agencies include: Worcester Hope Lodge, Worcester Housing Authority, The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, YWCA, Worcester Walk for MS, Salvation Army, and Elm Park Elementary (overflow site). This is a fantastic opportunity to work together across the community.

Dr. Mitchell Sanders, the CEO and Founder of ECI Biotech, said, “Given the current economic climate, we know there are countless non-profits or community projects that are in need of resources and volunteers. We see this as an opportunity to give back to Worcester, a community that supports our business and office. We believe that corporate involvement in the community can really make an impact – and there isn’t a better time to lend a helping hand."

"We are so pleased that ECI Biotech is participating in WPI's Community Service Day as we bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni - all working together to give back to the Worcester Community," said Joyce Kline, WPI class of 1987 and president of the WPI Alumni Association.

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 that include a dressing sensor and a rapid point of care diagnostic. ECI has corporate partnerships in the areas of wound care, oral care, orthopedics, surgical and infection control. If you’re interested in partnering with ECI, visit www.ecibiotech.com.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI was one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees. WPI's world-class faculty work with students in a number of cutting-edge research areas, leading to breakthroughs and innovations in such fields as biotechnology, fuel cells, information security, materials processing, and nanotechnology. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 25 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.