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Laboratory Automation

It's surprising how much pharmaceutical research to date has been more art than science. Computing power is still a long way off predicting the properties of proteins and cells from their DNA, so until then the more research that can be accelerated by automation (e.g. lab robots, lab-on-chip) the better.

And this is being driven by the big pharma companies who can't afford the failure rate at late stage drug development, or worse after release which can result in multi-billion law suits. I attended an excellenty talk by the chief scientific office for GE Healthcare recently and they are mass producing stem cell lines, and the machinery to test them, so that drugs can be tested for cardio-toxicity much earlier on in the development process.


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Company focused on development of therapeutics that slow the degenerative processes associated with aging.

Stealth BioTherapeutics

Biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and commercialization of novel therapies..


Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative drugs

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

Company developing, producing and marketing affordable, high quality generic drugs and specialty pharmaceuticals


Biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for aging-related diseases.


Global medicines company for developing and producing drugs.


Pharmaceutical research and development.

Senolytic Therapeutics (Senolytx)

Pharmaceutical company that develops a novel class of medicines by targeting damaged cells.

Life Biosciences

Drug development company promoting longevity and finding treatments for age-related diseases

UNITY Biotechnology

Biotechnology company devoted to research of restoring human health

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