«For the first time in human history, more people die from diseases that come as a consequence of old age — such as cancer and heart attacks — than infectious disease.

It is also the first time in history that humans are just starting to understand what actually makes us age, with a whole new science emerging around concepts like telomere attrition, epigenetic alterations and zombie cells.

Just a few months ago, scientists in Tel Aviv managed to actually reverse the ageing process for the first time ever.

These forces have led to a whole new ecosystem of early-stage biotech companies and VC investors with a bold mission: curing ageing. While still dominated by the US, this is an emerging force in European biotech as well.»

Article written by Mimi Billing