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EpiVax, Inc. has been named as a recipient of the Mass High Tech's 8th Annual Tech Citizenship Awards, which honors technology companies that give back more than one-half of 1 percent of annual reveue. Mass High Tech is the publisher of The Journal of New England Technology. This year's awardees will be honored at an event at the Museum of Science in Boston on November 21.

EpiVax is being recognized for its long-standing and wide-reaching commitment to philanthropy throughout its 10-year history. As a company, EpiVax donates more than 2% of its annual revenues and employee hours to a variety of causes. Dr. Annie De Groot, founder and CEO of EpiVax, is also the founder of two organizations that focus on improved access to health care, both in Mali, West Africa (GAIA Vaccine Foundation) and Providence, RI (Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic).

To read the profile of EpiVax's work with GAIA as written by Mass High Tech, please visit: http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2008/11/17/weekly33-NE-tech-firms-redefine-community-in-volunteer-work.html.

To read more about these organizations, please visit the websites for GAIA Vaccine Foundation at www.gaiavaccine.org and Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic at www.aplacetobehealthy.org.