As I noted recently, it is somewhat surprising to see so little movement towards the clinic in the field of autophagy enhancement over these past two decades. It has been an area of strong interest in the research community for at least that long. It is well known that upregulation of the cellular maintenance process…

I am a little late with the 2019 list of projects in rejuvenation biotechnology that I’d like to see startups tackling sometime soon. In my defense, this year I have a startup of my own to keep up with, and the first part of 2019 was a wall to wall series of conferences alternating between…

A number of entities are energetically raising funds to invest in biotech startups that aim to treat aging in some way. Beyond the more traditionally structured venture funds, such as the Longevity Fund, and technology funds like Kizoo Technology Ventures and Felicis Ventures that are turning their attention to biotech investment, there are also private…

Today I’ll point out a couple of recent news items that illustrate there is no funding drought for any group that manages to bring a credible approach to addressing one of the causes of aging to the point of human clinical trials. This is the case even when it is generally understood by all involved…

A shift in the character of rejuvenation research has taken place over the past couple of years. Greater attention is being given to this work, and the most advanced lines have made – or will soon make – the leap from non-profit laboratory and philanthropic funding to for-profit startup company and venture funding. A growing…

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