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October 19, 2021

Amplified Sciences, a life science diagnostic company, named to Most Fundable Companies list

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Amplified Sciences, a Purdue University-affiliated life science diagnostics company focused on accurately detecting and pre-empting the risks of debilitating diseases, has been named to the fourth annual Most Fundable Companies list from Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School.

Amplified Sciences competed against more than 3,300 early-stage U.S. companies from all 50 states. Amplified Sciences will be profiled on and will be featured in the December print issue of the magazine. The complete list of companies is available online, where visitors can vote for their three favorites through Nov. 1.

"Recognition by the prestigious Pepperdine ranking as an investable startup helps improve our funding prospects and brings us one step closer to our first commercially available test," said Diana Caldwell, CEO of Amplified Sciences. "The Most Fundable Companies initiative was a rigorous process providing us with a data-driven analysis and roadmap for private investment. We are excited that the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is focused on supporting startups and giving entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their business and set them up for success with investors."

Inclusion and placement on the Most Fundable Companies list involved evaluation of each company's competitive advantage, expertise of the management team, financial projections, intellectual property and market opportunity. The Most Fundable Companies competition is led by Craig Everett, who earned his Ph.D. in finance from Purdue's Krannert School of Management.

Amplified Sciences commercializes technology developed by V. Jo Davisson, professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology in Purdue's College of Pharmacy. Davisson also is the company's co-founder and chief scientific officer. The company licenses the technology through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization. Amplified Sciences is located in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

About Amplified Sciences

Amplified Sciences is a startup life science diagnostics company focused on detecting and preempting the risks of debilitating diseases, thus providing health providers the ability to treat patients earlier with better outcomes. The company has operations in West Lafayette, Indiana, leverages technology licensed from Purdue University, and has developed a platform that scales to point of care. To learn more about Amplified Sciences go online

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked in each of the last four years as one of the 10 Most Innovative universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at

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