Long and healthy life, the oldest dream of humanity, comes to life thanks to these initiatives. But how?
Mehmood Khan, senior executive in charge of scientific affairs at the world-renowned food giant PepsiCo, recently left his 11-year assignment at PepsiCo and transferred to the life-long Boston-based venture Life Biosciences. Such a radical decision of a scientist and business person renowned for his broad horizon and scientific perspective turned his curiosity into the long life sector which is expected to reach huge dimensions in the next 20 years.
Here are five visionary initiatives that carry out R & D for people to live longer and healthier and stay younger for a longer period of time, and are likely to seek immortality, which we will often hear later:
1. Life-giving initiative: Life Biosciences, USA
Now that we've opened the subject with Mehmood Khan's transfer to Life Bioscienses, let's first focus on this company. This initiative was founded in 2017 by David Sinclair, a Harvard University professor of genetics; geneticist, biologist, endocrinologist and medical technology gurus. Team aims at finding solutions to the problems such as cell aging, mitochondrial disruption, metabolism problems and inflammation. Another feature of this initiative is that it conducts R & D activities and establishes relations with investors who wish to invest in this sector.
2. The secrets of life are stored in “genome”: Human Longevity, USA
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Human Longevity, which has been active in the long life area since 2013, is a San Diego-based venture with a total value of $ 300 million. The company focuses on the genome-based research of a hereditary being in an organism, and uses data mining to address diseases such as cancer that shorten the average life expectancy due to its genetic background. Human Longevity, which serves especially early diagnosis and effective treatment with its personal genome maps, seems to reverse the traditional check-up concept with its affiliate company Healt Nucleus.
3. Initiative that trembles the pharmaceutical industry: Unity Biotechnology, USA
California-based Unity, one of the brightest initiatives in the field of longevity and anti-aging, operates just like a pharmaceutical company, but the drugs it produces are quite different in conventional medicines. Unity, which has made significant investments in smart drugs directed towards the target, has two drugs, UBX0101, which targets knee osteoarthritis, and UBX1967, a preclinical product used in the treatment of ophthalmologic diseases.
4. Touch of artificial intelligence to the production of drugs: Juvenescence, United Kingdom
Juvenescence, established in Calgary in 2017, is one of the most important players in the industry. The company has benefited from artificial intelligence technologies in researching factors that shorten the life expectancy and treatment methods that will eliminate these factors. In other words, the new generation drugs developed by Juvenescence, like robots, will detect the factors that shorten the life span, take early precautions against these factors and eliminate the deterioration of body tissues.
5. The youth elixir from Ireland: Nuritas, Ireland
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One of the members of the world-famous rock band U2, Bono and the Irish-based Nuritas (Edge's investor), the main objective is to make use of artificial intelligence while creating conditions that will make the person live longer and healthier. Nuritas uses more than artificial intelligence while researching bioactive peptides used in the treatment of chronic diseases and autoimmune disorders related to stress / inflammation, and continues to search for new bioactive peptides found in some foods.