Our Mission

Amprion revolutionizes diagnosis for brain diseases. Through molecular testing, we accelerate medical science for personalized medicine. 

Our Goals

As a leader in Prion Detection Science, we believe precision medicine is the new frontier. Through our work, we strive to positively impact brain disease research and treatment as the world population ages rapidly.

Prevention is the secret to health and wellness.

Our Story

Here is a timeline of Amprion’s evolving scientific journey. 

Timeline 2007
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Once Upon A Time

Neuroscientist Claudio Soto teams up with molecular pathologist Dr. Russ Lebovitz to cofound Amprion. Their mission: to help detect and eliminate Madcow Disease, aka Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Dr. Soto began developing a test assay to detect the prions, aka misfolded proteins, the bad actors driving CJD.

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Timeline 2010
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The Pivot

Luckily for the humans, Madcow disease dissipates. The Company pivots as the scientists pondered on a fateful question: What if there was a parallel between the misfolded proteins in Madcow disease and the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other neurodegenerative disorders?

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Timeline 2013
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An Aha Moment!

An “Aha!” moment arrives when Dr. Soto proves in his lab that there is indeed a similarity and develops a molecular technology to detect the misfolded protein, Abeta, a biomarker found in most Alzheimer’s patients.

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Amprion Was Born!

The Company expanded on Dr. Soto’s technology to detect other misfolded proteins, including Synuclein and Tau. Both types of prions are found in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients.

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Timeline 2015
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Our Mission

Amprion embarks on a new mission: To provide clinical tests for doctors to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ParkinZheimer spectrum diseases.

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Timeline 2017
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Our Science

Amprion builds an R&D lab, further enhancing its proprietary Prion Testing TechnologySM.

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Timeline 2018
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Scientists at work

Team Amprion establishes a new clinical laboratory, a state-of-the-art diagnostics lab, run by a full stack of talented scientists, experts, and professionals, not to mention advanced robotics when the humans are off the clock.

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Timeline 2019
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FDA Breakthrough Designation

The US FDA awards Amprion Breakthrough Device Designation to detect misfolded Synuclein, a biomarker for Parkinson’s. We (and our robots) cheer!

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Timeline Feb 2020
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Breakthrough Publishing

Dr. Soto publishes a landmark article in Nature, bolstering the Company’s Prion Testing Technology in distinguishing between different misfolded Synuclein structures related to Parkinson’s and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). 

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Timeline 2020
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Push Cure Thru Covid!

Team Amprion, wearing masks and standing 6-feet apart, worked through the Covid-pandemic. The team reaches a significant milestone—meeting all approval requirements for CLIA, preparing Amprion to market various clinical tests for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diagnosis.

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Timeline 2021
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Test For Parkinson's & LBD

We’re gearing up for the commercial launch of our first biomarker test to diagnose Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), by detecting misfolded Synuclein via CSF. Testing will be available by Q2 2021.

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