August 21, 2014
Tweet Gabor Forgacs, CEO of Organovo, says by 2015 there will be 9 billion hungry people on this Earth, and raising cattle for meat is to resource intensive. What if you could 3D print burgers to feed the world's growing population? Would you eat a burger grown in a lab?
So, I opted for the investment panel, instead of the clinical tracks of Alzheimers and Cardiovascular Disease. Moderated by David Brindley, panelists take turns presenting their perspective, and we start off with Neil Littman from CIRM (California Institute of Regenerative Medicine).
|L-R: David Brindley, Jim O'Neil, Michael West, Neil Littman, Bernard Siegel|
Tweet Michael West CEO of BioTime Inc. says America has a huge problem headed its way with aging (living longer) from the baby boom generation. We must do something about this population's health to ensure the economy stays healthy.
Tweet Toward A New Investment Paradigm Panel
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has 6 stem cell therapies currently in trial! - Neil Littman
Tweet On the stage sits an all-star panel including Aubrey de Grey , Jeff Karp , Caleb Finch, Stephen Minger and Richard Baker, discussing the idea that diseases of aging may stem from molecular and cellular damage that accrues with age. I am trying to not think about the sheer brainpower and knowledge that sits just a few feet away.
|Aubrey de Grey|