30 Years of ABE: A Global Evolution

ABE's reach extends across 13 countries worldwide.

Today, the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) kicks off a celebration of its 30th anniversary. To honor this milestone, we have created new content to reflect on the past, present, and future of this innovative program to bring hands-on biotechnology to secondary school students. 

In this new video, learn about how ABE began in 1990, when leaders of Amgen set out to help teach high school students in their community about biotechnology. Thirty years later, more than 3,600 science educators have participated in ABE, inspiring nearly 850,000 students across 13 countries. And with the power of the free virtual lab experiences available on LabXchange, the impact of ABE continues to grow. Students and teachers now have more access to biotechnology than ever before.

We are proud of our first 30 years—the teachers we have worked with and trained, the careers in the sciences the program has inspired, the students who have gone on to make lasting impacts in medicine and science,  and the  robust community of science enthusiasts that has grown around ABE.

See all of our new content on our 30th anniversary landing page.