August 21, 2014

SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology- Economic Impact of an Aging Population on the Healthcare System

Update from Rejuvenation Biotech - 3D Printed Food

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?

SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference-Toward a New Investment Paradigm

L-R: David Brindley, Jim O'Neil, Michael West, Neil Littman, Bernard Siegel
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). 

Update from Rejuvenation Biotech - Baby Boomer Problem

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.

Update from Rejuvenation Biotech - FDA


James O'Neill (Mithril Capital) on the FDA - The people there like science and curing disease. It is not a people problem, the FDA is structured to make it difficult to move trials forward.

Update from Rejuvenation Biotech - Stem Cell Therapies

Toward A New Investment Paradigm Panel

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has 6 stem cell therapies currently in trial! - Neil Littman

Molecular and Cellular Damage as the Cause of the Diseases of Aging

On the stage sits an all-star panel including Aubrey de Grey , Jeff Karp , Caleb FinchStephen Minger and Richard Bakerdiscussing 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