Companies With Cutting-Edge Anti-Aging Technologies
Aging is one human trait that specialists and doctors are fighting very hard to minimize. Aging and the signs of aging can now be postponed in our modern era, thanks to companies that invest in cutting-edge technology to fight it. In 2018, an investment in anti-aging procedures is almost a guarantee of success if the product proves to be effective in fighting aging signs.
Aging is the process of damage accumulation in our bodies that comes as a side-effect of metabolism. Researchers do not actually understand how these metabolic processes cause aging and how the accumulated damage leaves marks on our bodies. What they actually understand is the structural difference between old and new tissues and they have the tools to repair the damage to the old tissues so that they can be rejuvenated to make us look younger.
The desire to remain forever young is not a new one, but the concept has taken various forms along the history. In 2018, we are looking to preserve our natural fresh looks for as long as we can, especially when we are pressured by digital tools, such as social media platforms, to keep up with change and stay relevant to the present. Luckily, with all the tech knowledge we have, beating the effects of aging is not just a desire anymore; it can be achieved, at least, for a period of time.
Biotech companies invest large sums of money every year to get the most out of their researches and create new products that are actually designed to keep us away from aging. There are numerous firms that have taken this fight and some of them already have cutting-edge technologies of anti-aging in 2018. Here are a few of them.
Unity Biotechnology may already be a familiar name for most of you thanks to all the media attention it got in the past few months. The company designs drugs and treatments for helping people feel younger for a longer period of time. The firm produces these treatments to fight diseases associated with an elderly state.
Unity Biotechnology is backed by famous investors Peter Thiel and Jeff Bezos, which certainly gives it more credibility. Nathaniel David is the businessman behind Unity Biotechnology and he is looking to demote aging once and for all. His company is part of a group of research that focuses on senescent cells – the older cells which stopped dividing. This may be a leading cause of aging-associated diseases.
The company has received the trust of multiple investors and has already managed to raise over $300 million in funding. The market capital of Unity Biotechnology is $700 million at the moment. The company goes beyond fighting aging effects and wants to offer treatments and cures to fight the diseases associated with old age.
For example, osteoarthritis is a disease the company is trying to fight off, and it seems that this is a huge opportunity for Unity Biotechnology. The company is now in the first phase of the project, being approved by the government to start their safety trial in the US. Unity Biotechnology will test the drug developed, the senolytic agent, which will supposedly destroy senescent cells and reverse the disease in the knee.
This is one cutting edge technology in treating one of the most frequent diseases associated with the old age. If this works, the discovery will really help humanity live a better life at an old age and increase the overall well-being of older citizens.
The second company on our list is Sirona Biochem, a firm based in Vancouver that is currently developing products to fight aging based on the antifreeze from the Antarctic fish. This antifreeze can help protect and regenerate our skin according to Attila Hajdu, the chief business development officer of the company.
The goal of the company is to improve the quality of life for people who need more self-esteem and confidence in their own natural beauty. The company bases the product on the glycol-proteins from the fish which go beyond lightening of the skin and protects it from sun damage and aging effects.
Attila Hajdu also said that this compound can also be used in tissue and organ transplants. The cutting-edge technology of Sirona Biochem is researched in France.
The third company that develops cutting-edge technologies to fight aging is Mattek. The company specializes in tissue engineering and is a world leader in producing “3D reconstructed human tissue models”. Through these innovative products, Mattek is constantly fighting aging processes and is helping the world stay younger and healthier. Mattek is involved in these kinds of procedures since 1991 and has helped revolutionize the field through the EpiDerm, which is the “first 3D human cell based in vitro model”. The technology became a huge market success. In 2018, the company is still thriving and is a leader in this niche. Their focus is to improve their products for patients who want to look and feel younger.
Stemcell technologies is the largest biotech company in Canada and have found its way to the top by selling “cell culture media and supplements”. Stemcell technologies wants to help the humanity battle the anti-aging process with the help of stem cells. Their cutting-edge technology may help with fighting diseases such as diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. Also, this technology could help in the future to regenerate organs and fight various conditions, such as kidney failure.
The company currently sells products in over 70 countries and is fighting every day to refine the cure for aging-related diseases.
We live in the era of cutting-edge technologies which gives us hope that we will be able to live a longer, healthier life in the future thanks to the developments we already see happening. The companies listed above are fighting every day to find cures for aging problems and in the near future, we will probably have approved products that we could use to ease our late years and feel younger as long as possible.