About AMPLify


Ateneo de Manila University established the Ateneo Molecular Pathology Laboratory (AMPLlify) in response to the nation’s call for more diagnostic facilities to help ramp up testing capacity as one way to fight the pandemic caused by the sars-cov-2 and all other notifiable infectious diseases.

AMPLify was granted a License To Operate by the Department of Health – Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau effective 23 March 2021. It is a laboratory with biosafety level 2 (BSL2) containment status that is designed in accordance with the provisions of the World Health Organization. The facility offers RT-PCR testing services for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (the causative agent of COVID-19).

AMPLify is a project of Ateneo Research Institute of Science and Engineering which is under the School of Science and Engineering.


Our mission

The Ateneo Molecular Pathology Laboratory (AMPLify) provides high quality and cost-effective molecular pathology services in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner through the use of state-of-the-art testing facilities and a highly qualified technical team. It conducts innovative research and training programs that produce competent healthcare and research professionals. Guided by our Jesuit and Catholic tradition, the AMPLify aims to make a positive impact in Healthcare especially to the poor and marginalized sectors of the country.


Our objectives

To provide healthcare services through molecular pathology (diagnostics, screening, risk assessment, and monitoring), research, and/or training programs that are in accordance with internationally accepted standards.

To ensure that the facilities and laboratory personnel are in compliance with expected level of performance.

To ensure accuracy and reliability of the information generated from routine molecular testing and research activities.

To design and implement appropriate strategies to effectively disseminate results from studies and researches.

To apply effective resource management strategies to ensure optimal efficiency and long-term sustainability of the laboratory.

To forge meaningful partnerships with local government units, healthcare providers and private organizations.

To pursue Ateneo de Manila University’s mission of contributing to national development and serving the marginalized sectors of society.


The AMPLify Team

Gregorio B Cortez III, MD FPSP

Don Ashley O Malabana
Operations Manager