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March 21, 2024: Amplified Sciences featured at Keiretsu Forum Midwest Life Sciences Summit in Chicago

February 29, 2024: West Lafayette-based life sciences startup Amplified Sciences has secured more funding to further develop its pancreatic cancer diagnostic platform from Flywheel Fund (Inside Indiana Business)

February 23, 2024: Mira Award nominees signal growing success of IU’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem (IU Impact Blog)

February 20, 2024: Amplified Sciences finalist for Tech Innovation Team of the Year – 2024 TechPoint Mira Award nominees unveiled (Inside Indiana Business)

January 16, 2024: Amplified Sciences to Present Abstract at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers meeting in San Francisco on January 19th (Press Release)

January 2, 2024: Amplified Sciences featured during RESI @JP Morgan Healthcare in San Francisco as Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) finalist on January 9th

December 14, 2023: Amplified Sciences invited to present December 14th during the Hoosier Cancer Research Network Correlative Sciences and Gastrointestinal Clinical Trial Working Groups Seminar featuring rapid-fire presentations from leading companies that are developing novel assays, diagnostics, and technologies applicable to GI malignancies

November 30, 2023: Purdue Innovates features Amplified Sciences in important story highlighting Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November 15, 2023: Top 9 female entrepreneurs to headline The Startup Ladies #InvestInWomen Founders November 15th Summit includes Amplified Sciences’ CEO Diana Caldwell (Press Release from Startup Ladies)

November 8, 2023: Amplified Sciences’ Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation at the ASCO GASTRO San Francisco Conference in the “Cancers of the Pancreas, Small Bowel, and Hepatobiliary Tract” January 19th at 12:30pm

October 25, 2023: Daniel Sheik, PhD, Director of Research and Technology featured presentation during the BioPhotonics Conference on October 25th “Applying SERS to Expand the Pool of Markers Under Investigation in Clinical Settings

September, 19 2023: Manuscript titled “Addressing the unmet clinical need for low-volume assays in early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer” has been published in Frontiers in Gastroenterology

September 11 , 2023: Amplified Sciences scores more funding as testing continues (as featured in Inside Indiana Business)

September 6 , 2023: IU Ventures Makes Follow-On Investment In Indiana-Based Amplified Sciences

August 24, 2023: CEO Diana Caldwell in Chicago for the Keiretsu Forum Midwest late summer Forum at the University Club of Chicago

August 18, 2023: Pepperdine’s Most Fundable Companies – Graziadio Business School features article on 2021 alum Amplified Sciences earning National Cancer Institute SBIR grant

August 8, 2023: Purdue-based company receives $400,000 NIH-NCI SBIR grant to research early diagnosis of cancer (as published in Yahoo News)

Aug 8, 2023: VisionTech Partners announces investments in female led startups including Amplified Sciences

July 26, 2023: Amplified Sciences chosen to pitch in July 26th Founders Live NYC’s pitch competition

July 26, 2023: Amplified Sciences’ Director of Research and Technology Daniel Sheik presents a poster at AACC 2023 in Anaheim, California 

July 14, 2023: Amplified Sciences welcomes to the team, Dr. Rashmi Shrivastava, as a business operations intern

July 12, 2023: Amplified Sciences receives the $400,000 NCI grant to improve early detection of pancreatic cancer (Press Release)

July 11, 2023: Participating at the largest gathering of VCs in Indiana hosted by TechPoint, a non-profit that focuses on growing Indiana’s digital innovation economy

July 5, 2023: Selected to present as 1 of 5 startups in the next Founders Live NYC, a global marketplace connecting entrepreneurs to resources, capital and a global exposure through live pitch events

July 3, 2023: Amplified Sciences publication featured in Biosensors : “A Prototype Assay Multiplexing SARS-CoV-2 3CL-Protease and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 for Saliva-Based Diagnostics in COVID-19” in collaboration with Purdue University and UCSF

June 28, 2023 : Amplified Sciences hires experienced scientist Mini Thomas, PhD, as Principal Scientist (Press Release)

June 14, 2023: Elevate Ventures chooses Amplified Sciences to present their poster of “Discrimination of Mucinous Pancreatic Cysts Using an Enzymatic Turnover Assay to Improve Clinical Diagnostic Accuracy” at its Life Sciences Showcase

June 9, 2023:  The University of Colorado’s Cancer Center invites Amplified Sciences to share research on assay at their 2023 Pancreatic Retreat

May 31, 2023: CEO Caldwell visited St. Louis Arch Angels, a $100 million investor network, for their pitch event

May 26, 2023: The Startup Ladies hosts Caldwell’s “Startup Investing 101” talk where she shares Amplified Sciences’ work

May 23, 2023: Caldwell presents a pitch update to angel investors for the Houston Angel Network, the most active angel network in the USA

May 8, 2023: Amplified Sciences welcomes to the team, Purdue University students Sasha Patil and Jad Khansa, as a business operations and research technician interns respectively

May 5, 2023: Amplified Sciences featured as one of the final presenters at the Endless Frontier Labs’ event “Frontiers” at New York University. Over 1100 startups applied, 75 were accepted and 49 made it to the final pitch

May 1, 2023: Amplified Sciences received Notice of Award of a Phase I SBIR grant effective May 1 to help fund critical development of second assay in pancreatic cancer

April 27, 2023: Amplified Sciences chosen as one of two startups to present to VisionTech Partners pitch event 

April 26, 2023: The Indiana Small Business Development Center chose Amplified Sciences as a recipient of the Indiana Technical Assistance Program

April 13, 2023: InvestMidwest selected Amplified Sciences to pitch at its MedTech session, alongside 29 companies in St. Louis.

April 10, 2023: Local media showcases Amplified Science’s work in an article titled “Purdue-based startup progressing with early pancreatic cancer diagnosis research.”

March 28, 2023: CEO Caldwell takes the stage in the Expo hall during the American Chemical Society spring meeting in Indianapolis alongside startups, investors and the Indiana Health Industry Forum 

March 16, 2023: For the second year in a row, Amplified Sciences wins in the Innovators Pitch Challenge at the Life Science Nation conference

March 15, 2023: LabPulse features Amplified Sciences’ vision and our dye-based tests for early detection of pancreatic cancer

March 14, 2023: Founder Vincent Jo Davisson’s journey of revolutionizing early-detection diagnostics of pancreatic cancer and other diseases was featured in Global Newswire

January 16, 2023: Amplified Sciences welcomes Sydney Hummel, Purdue University intern for the spring semester who will be working in the West Lafayette R&D lab as a research technician

December 14, 2022: Amplified Sciences featured in December 14-15 Virtual Summit partnering meetings sponsored by Sandalphon Capital

November 7, 2022: Diana Caldwell, CEO selected for Project W’s signature program, Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp (WEB), in Seattle on November 7, 2022 for an immersive day of workshops for seed-stage female founders who have built a tech-enabled or scalable solution to address a big problem

October 26, 2022: Amplified Sciences welcomes Andrew W. Smith to the team as an MBA intern currently studying at New York University. Smith joins the team as part of the Endless Frontier Labs program

September 21, 2022: Amplified Sciences presenting during RESI Boston- featured as an Innovator’s Pitch Challenge finalist

September 20, 2022: Amplified Sciences featured in the Kinetic startup pitch session sponsored by Elevate Ventures

September 15, 2022: Amplified Sciences selected to join Endless Frontier Labs 2022-2023 cohort sponsored by NYU Stern School of Business 

September 15, 2022: Amplified Sciences’ Daniel Sheik, PhD, featured in the Purdue Pathfinder interview series spotlighting successful scientists

August 1, 2022: Daniel Sheik, PhD, Amplified Sciences Director of Research and Technology selected as one of 23 in BioCrossroads’ new talent program “23 Pairs” recognizing the next generation of Indiana life science leaders

July 28, 2022: Amplified Sciences celebrates summer intern Aletea vanVeldhuisen during Indiana Intern Day sponsored by Work and Learn INdiana

July 28, 2022: Amplified Sciences selected to present at the MedInvest Oncology Conference and participate in investor meetings June 28-30, 2022

July 21, 2022: Amplified Sciences chosen to present at the virtual Landmark Venture Forum sponsored by NIH and Morgan Stanley

July 20, 2022: BioCrossroads hosts cancer diagnostics event featuring Amplified Sciences’ CEO on panel discussion alongside Geneoscopy, Roche Diagnostics and IU School of Medicine

June 6, 2022: Manuscript accepted for publication in Diagnostics in the Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics section entitled Translation of a Protease Turnover Assay for Clinical Discrimination of Mucinous Pancreatic Cysts

June 2, 2022: Amplified Sciences to Present Abstract at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (Press Release)

May 6, 2022: Amplified Sciences’ Founder and CSO, V. Jo Davisson, PhD earns Teacher of the Year Award for Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Purdue College of Pharmacy

April 28, 2022: Amplified Sciences forms a team to support patients with pancreatic cancer in the PanCAN Purplestride Indianapolis walk on April 30th

April 27, 2022: Amplified Sciences featured in the Renaissance Capital UnDemo Day featuring Midwest diverse startups

April 21, 2022: Seed Funding is Sprouting up all Kinds of New Companies (as seen in

April 13, 2022: Caldwell presents in Anaheim at MD&M West in an Investment Showcase sponsored by Chemical Angel Network

February 24, 2022: 10th Annual Texas Life Science Forum selects Amplified Sciences as one of 45 startups in pitch contest in Houston

February 10, 2022: Life Science Nations features Amplified Sciences in an interview with Diana Caldwell by Rory McCann – Making a Difference One Impression at a Time

January 20, 2022: Amplified Sciences wins first place in the Life Science Nation @ J.P. Morgan Innovative Pitch Contest among 54 participating companies

January 11, 2022: Amplified Sciences chosen for the Oncology Diagnostics Innovator’s Pitch Challenge at RESI @JP Morgan

November 23, 2021: Amplified Sciences featured in – Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s Most Fundable Companies of 2021″

November 11, 2021: Diana Caldwell featured panelist in Foundry Ignite Lunch and Learn

November 10, 2021: Amplified Sciences wins one of three crowd favorites among the Pepperdine’s Most Fundable Companies

November 1, 2021: Purdue Foundry Network Blog Feature: Diana Caldwell of Amplified Sciences

October 26, 2021: Pismo Ventures National Venture Plan Competition 2021 chooses Amplified Sciences for their life science track

October 26, 2021: Louisville-based Xlerate Health welcomes Amplified Sciences as a new affiliate startup

October 20, 2021: IU Ventures’ investment helps fuel continued growth of Indiana-based life sciences startup and newly named ‘Most Fundable’ company

October 19, 2021: Purdue Life Sciences Startup Named to ‘Most Fundable’ List (as seen in Inside Indiana Business) and Amplified Sciences, a life science diagnostic company, named to Most Fundable Companies list (from the Purdue Newsroom)

October 14, 2021: Amplified Sciences Earns Most Fundable Company Designation by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School (Press Release)

September 24, 2021: IU Ventures Portfolio Company Spotlight features Diana Caldwell, CEO Amplified Sciences

September 22, 2021: You Have to be Nimble Leading a Startup (article from

September 7, 2021: Amplified Sciences’ Caldwell included in the Elevate Ventures 1H 2021 Indiana Venture Report – Diversity Feature spotlighting diverse investors and founders of venture-backed companies across Indiana

August 31, 2021: Startups – at the Heart of Indiana Life Sciences (Caldwell Perspectives article from Inside Indiana Business)

August 26, 2021: Purdue Startup Closes Seed Funding Round

August 25, 2021: OCA Ventures completes Amplified Sciences’ $1.8M seed round (from the Purdue Newsroom)

August 23, 2021: Best Startup US Names Amplified Sciences Among the Top 101 Indiana Health Care Companies and Startups of 2021

August 12, 2021: Kinetic Conference sponsored by Elevate Ventures features Diana Caldwell, CEO of Amplified Sciences in panel on Fundraising Strategies from Seed to Series A

July 28, 2021 : Amplified Sciences chosen to present during the OnRamp Impact Virtual Conference July 27-28 hosted by gener8tor

July 27, 2021 : Amplified Sciences earns semi-finalist status in the prestigious Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Most Fundable Companies program

June 28, 2021 : Amplified Sciences hires experienced chemist Daniel A. Sheik , PhD, as Director of Research and Technology (Press Release)

May 3, 2021 : Amplified Sciences featured in the Elevate Ventures 2020 Annual Report: Resilience, Character, and Perseverance

April 27, 2021 : Amplified Sciences selected to present at the UNMET Utah May 2021 virtual conference attracting 60 of the fastest-growing seed and Series A startups from Utah and around the country, co-hosted by Kickstart Fund and Stout Street Capital

April 19, 2021 : Amplified Sciences chosen as 1 of 8 semifinalists for the $50K bioLOGIC Innovation Awards for startups tackling public health problems (Press Release)

April 15, 2021 : Amplified Sciences’ CEO featured in iTeam video featuring Indiana startup CEOs.

April 12, 2021 : 2020 Indiana Life Sciences Capital Report published by BioCrossroads features Amplified Sciences

March 26, 2021 : Amplified Sciences invited to be featured in  MedCity News Invest Conference April 19-23, 2021 alongside 9 other startups in an “Ask The Investor” roundtable meeting

March 12, 2021 : Purdue Foundry honors Women’s History month featuring lifescience CEO’s including Diana Caldwell on March 12th

February 25, 2021 : Ocean Insight holds Grant Program Virtual Awards Ceremony showcasing seven award recipients

February 23, 2021 : Amplified Sciences featured as one of three portfolio companies during the IU Ventures Annual meeting with close to 200 participants

February 3, 2021 : Amplified Sciences Winner of Ocean Insight Grant – Earning $10k Merit Silver Award (Press Release)

January 28, 2021 : Purdue-Affiliated Life Science Diagnostic Startup is Focusing on Detecting and Pre-empting the Risk of Cancer (News coverage video from Star City News reporter Dave North)

January 19, 2021 : Amplified Sciences selected as one of the Grant Finalists in Ocean Insight’s spectral technology grant program

November 6, 2020: Life Sciences Demo Day co-sponsored by Purdue University – Notre Dame University features 8 startups including Amplified Sciences

October 23, 2020: Q Bay Accelerator Program in Silicon Valley focused on diagnostics and personalized medicine startups chooses Amplified Sciences for 2020 cohort (Video)

October 13, 2020: Amplified Sciences Presents at BIO Investor Forum (Press Release)

September 25, 2020: Largest Pitch Event in Indiana – 12th Annual Innovation Showcase from Venture Club of Indiana – features 20 startups during October 6th virtual event

September 15, 2020: Amplified Sciences 1 of 10 “Diagnostics and Beyond” finalists in the BUZZ OF BIO Investor Forum event

September 8, 2020: Amplified Sciences featured in inaugural Virtual Summit sponsored by Sandalphon Capital

August 5, 2020: Amplified Sciences attracts second IU Ventures investment – IU Angel Network

August 3, 2020: Crimson Catalyst Blog – Indiana life sciences startup wins judges’, audience awards at international event

July 30, 2020: Indy Startup Wins National Pitch Competition

July 27, 2020: Who won the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect competition?

July 24, 2020: Today at MedCity INVEST virtual: Diagnostics startups take the spotlight in the pitching contest

July 23, 2020: Diagnostic startup sees growing interest, funding for disease detection tests

July 7, 2020: Crimson Catalyst Blog – Amplified Sciences named to National Institutes of Health program

June 30, 2020: Meet the 5 diagnostics finalists for MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect contest July 20-24

June 8, 2020: Amplified Sciences selected by NIH – National Cancer Institute for prestigious Application Assistance Program

April 30, 2020: Life science startup targeting pancreatic cancer receives IU Philanthropic Venture Fund investment (from the IU Newsroom)

April 23, 2020: Amplified Sciences Exceeds Seed Round Goal, Raising Nearly $1 Million

February 27, 2020: Two Purdue-affiliated life sciences startups receive Foundry Investment Fund support for detection technologies

February 25, 2020: Amplified Sciences chosen to pitch during FoundryX event in Fishers, Indiana

February 21, 2020: CEO Diana Caldwell presents during the Kelley Life Sciences event series “Capital Makes the (Life Sciences) World Go ‘Round”

February 17, 2020: Five Life Science Startups selected to attend the bioLOGIC Foundation Pitch Day finals in Louisville

February 1, 2020: Diana Caldwell featured keynote speaker at the entrepreneurHER event run by Purdue University students 

December 18, 2019: Amplified Sciences chosen as startup for inaugural Elevate Ventures Origins Accelerator program

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