A donation of $500,000 to SENS Research Foundation to work on rejuvenation technologies with the aim of coming up with an anti-aging drug came from philanthropist Jason Hope, who has been a major contributor for several years. The funds went to the construction of the Cambridge SENS Laboratory and the remainder to the research activities. Jason Hope and SENS have initiated AGE-Breaker, new development program aimed at coming up with the drug that will stop or reverse the aging process in human beings and correct or combat the negative effects of aging.
It must be able to break down advanced Glycation End Products, or AGEs, a metabolic waste that builds up in the body and leads to degenerative processes such as arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and others. Arteriosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries, is also caused by age and is responsible for high blood pressure and diabetes. SENS Research Foundation, a non-profit organization, depends on private donations from philanthropists, researchers, scientists, and other passionate supporters to meet their goals. The non profit organization focuses on finding cures for the types of degenerative diseases that destroy the body and cause people to age faster than is necessary. Their mission is to eventually preserve mobility and improve the overall health of millions of people.
Every year SENS also holds a Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference where experts in different fields in the tech industry share ideas on how they can create such an anti-aging drug as well as ones for various other serious diseases. Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, an investor, gives advice and insights regarding biotechnology and science, and is a mentor for students and other entrepreneurs due to his financial expertise in business-related topics. Jason Hope is also busy researching what is likely to be happening in the tech industry and in disease breakthroughs in the present and upcoming days and wants to encourage as many donations as possible toward the lofty ideals that he believes in to such a high degree.