The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE)


The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) is an international, innovative science education program with the goal to encourage teachers to introduce biotechnology in their classrooms. The program involves 90,000 students and 1,500 science teachers yearly.

The Amgen Biotech Experience (or shortly ABE) provides program curriculum, professional development for teachers, research-grade equipment and free of charge materials for secondary schools. It gives the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in biotechnology in order to understand the methods scientists use to create biotechnology medicines.

By establishing the Amgen Biotech Experience labs, the program enables students to produce a functional protein from genetically modified bacteria or explore the steps involved in creating biotechnology therapies which fosters the scientific literacy among students.

It is estimated that by 2020 around 900,000 students will have benefit from ABE activities and involvement.

The program is funded by the Amgen Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by Education Development Center (EDC).

Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Genetics, Medical sciences, Physiology, Technology
Target group
secondary school students, teachers

The Amgen Foundation

Other organisers

 Education Development Center (EDC)