Investment in the development of rejuvenation therapies represents an enormous opportunity for profit; these are products for which every adult human being much over the age of 30 is a potential customer at some price point. That is larger than near every existing industry, either within or outside the field of medicine, even given that customers will only purchase such a therapy once every few years, for clearance of metabolic waste, or even just once, for treatments like the SENS approach of allotopic expression of mitochondrial genes. Among the first successful companies in this space, some will grow to become among the largest in the world: I'd wager that the Ford or Microsoft of rejuvenation will be a lot larger than the actual Ford of automobiles or Microsoft of personal computing.
The field of human rejuvenation is also possibly the greatest opportunity for arbitrage ever seen, if we take the most general meaning of that term. The vast majority of people, whether investment professionals or not, greatly undervalue present efforts aimed at the production of rejuvenation biotechnology. They do not have the interest and insight to distinguish between the nonsense of the "anti-aging" marketplace of past years, marginal calorie restriction mimetic drugs, and approaches that target and repair the causes of aging. Only the last of those is capable in principle of producing large and reliable gains in human healthy lifespan, turning back the consequences of aging. The handful of people who do appreciate the possibilities still have a few years to establish positions and invest at a comparatively cheap price before this marketplace becomes a free for all.
It is definitely in our favor for that free for all to happen sooner rather than later, since it will bring a great deal more money to bear on the problem of human aging - a field that is still the poor relation in the medical sciences, looked down upon and given little funding. I suspect it will require senescent cell clearance to reach clinics and be used in hundreds of humans with reliable and public results for that to happen, however. Nonetheless, all fforts to speed matters along are a good thing, and so it is a pleasing to see a strategist like Jim Mellon earnestly advising his peers to enter this space for all the reasons I have given above. The second half of the video here is more concerned with aging, longevity, and rejuvenation therapies than the first half; if you skip ahead to a slide on opinion makers and another on longevity companies, you'll see some names you recognize - including Oisin Biotechnologies, SENS, and the Methuselah Foundation. It is good to hear the voice of an influential group that has performed enough due diligence to appreciate the useful end of the longevity science community, and understand its potential.
Renowned UK investor and entrepreneur Jim Mellon gives his keynote talk at Master Investor Show 2017. Presenting to a packed-out audience, Jim focuses on longevity as the next 'money fountain' and subject of his forthcoming book, Juvenescence. His engaging, impassionate speech also covers the latest macroeconomic developments and prospects in the U.S. and Europe, and the future trends that could provide returns for investors.
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