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Grant | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$400K | 5 mos ago

About Amplified Sciences

Amplified Sciences is a life science diagnostics company. It focuses on detecting and pre-empting the risks of debilitating diseases. It develops a platform based on ultra-sensitive molecular sensing technology to treat pancreatic cancer. Amplified Sciences was founded in 2016 and is based in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Headquarters Location

3000 Kent Avenue Suite 1950

West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906,

United States




Latest Amplified Sciences News

(Purdue Research Foundation/Liz Mogan) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. OCA Ventures completes Amplified Sciences' $1.8M seed round - Purdue University News

Aug 25, 2021

OCA Ventures completes Amplified Sciences' $1.8M seed round CEO Diana Caldwell and Rajesh Ummadisetti of Amplified Sciences prepare for an experiment of the company's diagnostics assay. Amplified Sciences completed a $1.8 million round of seed funding closed out by Chicago-based OCA Ventures. – Amplified Sciences , a startup life science diagnostic company, announced that its $1.8 million seed round of funding has been completed by Chicago-based OCA Ventures . Amplified Sciences is developing diagnostics to detect debilitating diseases earlier than traditional methods do. Diana Caldwell, CEO and president of Amplified Sciences, said the funding will enable validation of the company’s lead assay to detect pancreatic cancer and bring it closer to commercial launch. The funding also allows the company to accelerate the hiring of key talent, including Dan Sheik, as director of research and technology, and further advance the development of the company's proprietary technology platform. Other investors in this round include Purdue Ventures, Indiana University Ventures, IU Angel Network, Golden Seeds, Houston Angel Network, Chemical Angel Network and Gravity Ventures. "I'm especially thrilled that OCA Ventures has closed the round given their history of investing in diagnostic companies," Caldwell said. "OCA is a well-known venture capital firm, and we are pleased that they have appreciated the potential of our technology and want to join our journey." Bob Saunders, general partner at OCA Ventures, chairs its health care investing activity. "Amplified Sciences appeared on our radar by winning the MedCity News diagnostics track pitch competition in 2020. After substantial diligence, we determined that the company’s novel technology was very promising and fit our investment theme in precision diagnostics,” Saunders said. "Of the 95-plus companies in our portfolio, 23 are in the health care sector. We believe Amplified Sciences complements our portfolio as it strives to detect pancreatic cancer sooner and help patients begin treatments earlier." Caldwell said the $1.8 million seed round compares strongly to investments earned by other Indiana companies. "The national reach of investors and size of this seed round is significant as highlighted in the 2020 Indiana Life Sciences Capital Report published by BioCrossroads. The report conveyed that only 25 companies in the state raised over $1 million last year," Caldwell said. 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, visit . About OCA Ventures OCA Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on equity investments in companies with dramatic growth potential in highly scalable businesses. Founded in 1999, the firm has 95-plus portfolio companies and has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto, California. To learn more about OCA, visit online . Writer: Steve Martin,

Amplified Sciences Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Amplified Sciences founded?

    Amplified Sciences was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Amplified Sciences's headquarters?

    Amplified Sciences's headquarters is located at 3000 Kent Avenue, West Lafayette.

  • What is Amplified Sciences's latest funding round?

    Amplified Sciences's latest funding round is Grant.

  • How much did Amplified Sciences raise?

    Amplified Sciences raised a total of $6.66M.

  • Who are the investors of Amplified Sciences?

    Investors of Amplified Sciences include National Cancer Institute, OCA Ventures, Elevate Ventures, Golden Seeds, IU Ventures and 13 more.



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