Alexander Zhavoronkov, Biogerontology Research Foundation Brian Kennedy, Buck Institute for Research on Aging Bhupinder Bhullar, BasePort
Aging lies at the core of every age-related disease and affects every person on the planet. It represents an unbearable toll on the economies of the developed countries resulting in over two trillion dollars in direct medical costs, costs of caring and lost productivity in the US and EU alone. Yet, pharmaceutical companies fail to see the practical applications of aging research as many early experiments with drugs that held promise in slowing the aging processes resulted in commercial failures and write offs. Unlike other events that are geared towards academia or have a broad range of topics, this forum intends to focus on drug discovery and pharmaceuticals that may have a role in postponing the aging processes, preventing the age-related diseases and evaluating the effectiveness of various small molecules with geroprotective properties.
The event will showcase the research projects in aging research to the leaders of the pharmaceutical industry. The symposium will comprise of the four sessions relevant to the drug discovery companies. Each session will be chaired by the top expert in the field.