• Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Students in science lab
    Scientific Discovery for the Classroom
  • Scientific Discovery for the Classroom

What We Do

The Amgen Biotech Experience is an innovative science education program that provides teacher professional development, teaching materials, and research-grade equipment and supplies to secondary schools. The program features a hands-on molecular biology curriculum that introduces students to the excitement of scientific discovery. Each year, over 75,000 students and hundreds of science teachers participate and have the opportunity to explore the methods scientists use to create biotechnology medicines.

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ABE Stories

I definitely felt special participating in the ABE labs. It was a lot better getting to use equipment you only read about in other classes…because of ABE we actually got to try it out!
Kimberly Piper
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
January 20, 2017 | Media Coverage

ABE teacher, Mr. Bill Heinen, and his biology classes had the opportunity to use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment/technology to experience first-hand the incredible power of science and technology.

October 31, 2016 | News Release

On November 5, the Lawrence Hall of Science will host a teacher appreciation event in honor of educators who are part of the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) program. Supported by the Amgen Foundation.

student participation to date: 500,000+


Amgen map

See where ABE is currently supported by exploring the map of participating schools. Program sites and distribution centers provide teacher training, support, and kit loans in their local area.

Students in science lab

Find out how you can get involved with ABE and biotechnology education.

Bringing Biotech Into Classrooms Through Amgen Biotech Experience.

AmgenAmgen Biotech Experience is an international program funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)