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September 14, 2009

Guide to Startups Working on Life Extension

Melanie Swan, futurememes blog, has a list of 12 startups that are working on anti-aging biotechnology

Epeius Biotechnologies
FoldRx
Gencia Corporation
Genscient
Knome
and more.

There are also large companies involved in anti-aging work like GlaxoSmithKline who acquired Sirtris Pharmaceuticals.

Sirtris Pharmaceuticals has established a drug discovery capability to exploit sirtuin modulation for the treatment of human disease, an approach that has the potential to generate multiple clinically and commercially important products. Their focus to date has been on the development of SIRT1 activators for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).




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