The first private company behind indefinite life extension: ?

Forget about governmental funds for a minute. According to you which companies have the chance to develop an indefinite life extension technology? Let us assume that even today there exists a company, or a predecessor of it which can eventually realize indefinite LE and customize it. Will it be a biotech company, like Genentech, Geron, ACT, or a big pharma, like Eli Lilly or an IT Giant from the other high tech sector, like Google? What are the institutional, financial, human conditions that must be suffice for that task?

What is your opinion? What is your bet? Why?

3 thoughts on “The first private company behind indefinite life extension: ?

  1. It will be a start-up born on somebody’s garage doing at-home biotech hacking. They will show some initial incredible result, garner massive and instantaneous funding from the world’s rich Angels, and quickly become a gravitational center to which the best and brightest most aggressive minds from the world will flock.

  2. “It will be a start-up born on somebody’s garage doing at-home biotech hacking”

    An attractive idea, but not at all realistic. There are no silver bullets to combat aging, certainly nothing that could be found in a “garage”. The fact is, we already have a pretty good understanding of what needs to be done to combat aging. A breakthrough in life extension for mammalian aging is going to require the simultaneous application of therapies to treat multiple aging processes, and that requires you to have a lot of resources from the start. It doesn’t make sense to even try and do these things by yourself, even if you’re a billionaire. You need the resources and expertise of a large established lab or labs.

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