Our mission is to bring DNA science to more people in more places. That’s why we’ve designed miniPCR to be portable, affordable, and travel well. miniPCR’s most recent destination has been Haiti, where it joined the pilot of the Haitian Bioscience Initiative between May 26th and 30th, 2014. The initiative seeks to train young Haitians […]
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Today we found out that our company Amplyus has been selected to join the 2014 MassChallenge Accelerator program. We are excited, humbled, and grateful at this honor. Excited because this represents a unique opportunity to keep growing this project that brings DNA technology to many more people in more places. Humbled by the amazing fellow […]
What a fantastic time we had at the recent National Science Teachers Association national conference in Boston. We met inspiring educators, re-connected with old friends, and soaked in the vibrant atmosphere that surrounded the conference. We only wish we had had more time there. We were also humbled by the energizing reception you all gave […]
We are thrilled at the formal announcement of our collaboration with partners MassBioEd (the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation) and New England Biolabs to make PCR more accessible to students and teachers. The three-way collaboration brings content, technology, and reagents into the hands of teachers eager to implement biotechnology labs. Together, we’ve created a self-contained module […]
Wow. We really appreciate all the love and support we are receiving from teachers. NSTA is exhilarating — not much time to blog amidst all the talks, workshops, and cool new tools showcased, but we’ll be back soon with some reflections once the dust starts to settle. Meanwhile, enjoy the show!
We founded Amplyus with the dream of increasing access to science education. The specific question in our minds has long been: How do we create memorable DNA experiences early in the lives of students? Yesterday we took a small step in that direction. At a professional development workshop organized by MassBioEd (the Massachusetts Biotechnology Educational […]
I don’t remember what led to them, or what happened right after. But I remember each of these moments vividly, crisply, like I am frozen in them. These moments are all my firsts in biology: my first animal dissection (yuck), my first DNA extraction (thrill), my first PCR band on a gel (awe), my first […]
We are so excited preparing for the NSTA National Conference in Boston next month (April 3-6). Over 10,000 attendees from across the country and so many cool exhibits, events, and even cool field trips to Boston’s Science Ed hubs. Come find us at the Amplyus booth – booth 1336 (see here for a complete list […]
Last week we had an inspiring conversation with Natalie Kuldell, founder of BioBuilder. Natalie teaches at the Biological Engineering Department of MIT, where she ensures the next generation of bio engineers will be engaged, energized, and avid problem-solvers — and not followers of “cookbook science protocols”. Seems like an easy task for her – a […]
We spend a lot of our time talking to science teachers. It is inspiring to find how many of them go out of their way to inspire and stimulate their students. For example, many biology teachers in Massachusetts partner actively with science outreach groups to bring molecular biology and new teaching technology to their classrooms. […]