Pepperdine Graziadio MFC Winner Amplified Sciences Awarded $400K to Study Early Cancer Detection in Inside Indiana Business
Life sciences diagnostic company Amplified Sciences has received a $400,000 grant to develop testing to improve the early detection of pancreatic cancer.
In 2021, Amplified Sciences was named to the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School’s Most Fundable Companies list. The company has raised nearly $3 million in seed funding over the last three years and was also a big winner at the national MedCity INVEST pitch competition in 2020.
The National Cancer Institute awarded the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant to the West Lafayette-based company, which licenses innovations developed by Purdue University.
The award will help health care providers seek to understand with greater confidence whether a patient’s pancreatic cyst is benign or malignant, and whether removal is needed.
“The dual-edged nature of this process highlights the need for better early-stage diagnostic tools,” Caldwell said.
Pepperdine Graziadio is a leading academic institution in entrepreneurship specializing in second stage entrepreneurs as a way of highlighting our suite of MBA programs. The top companies selected for the annual MFC list receive national recognition and are featured at the Business School’s annual October showcase event in Malibu. Companies receive exclusive brand exposure to potential strategic partners, investors, customers, and new hires.
More information about Amplified Sciences is available in Inside Indiana Business.