Here is a pointer to the website for a forthcoming conference to be held at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in California. It is one of the many signs indicating that large, conservative financial entities like Burrill & Company are becoming more interested in longevity science:
Around the world, lifespans are increasing and populations are aging. This demographic shift presents opportunities for drug and device developers, as well as significant challenges for healthcare systems and payers. Diseases of aging are among the costliest and most intractable diseases we face. These include heart disease, stroke, cancer, neurological disease, pulmonary disease, and diabetes. While policy makers across the globe have taken steps to look for ways to restrict spending, others are turning to innovative approaches that can keep people healthy and allow them to live independently longer. Please join us at this inaugural Burrill & Buck Aging Meeting as we explore the consequences of aging, how therapeutics in development seek to address chronic diseases related to aging, and how innovative approaches from regenerative medicine to digital health stand to change our notion of what it means to grow old.