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Think Tank

Leading Technology Group supports the investigations of several industry experts in fields where we are looking to invest in the future.  Here we provide some high level discussion on the topics we found interesting.

Articles for the ‘Aging Research’ Category

Longevity is a vascular question — Sir William Osler, 1891

March 7th, 2014

Sir William Osler

Longevity is a vascular question, which has been well expressed in the axiom that man is only as old as his arteries. To a majority of men death comes primarily or secondarily through this portal. The onset of what may be called physiological arterio-sclerosis depends, in the first place, on the quality of arterial tissue which the individual has inherited, and […]

Guide to LTG Investment in Aging Research and Ventures

March 5th, 2014

Investment

  Over the past five years, Leading Technology Group has invested in businesses that manufacture and market biological reagents and assays for use in biomedical research. Our transition to the life sciences field was driven by an interest in the field of aging and, in 2013, we decided to focus a major part of our […]

Arguments against healthy life extension

February 13th, 2014

Changes in mortality parameters over time - Beta

  Thought leaders such as Aubrey de Grey have argued that some people living today could be the first to live forever. We will not review these proposals here, but refer you to his book (De Grey 2007) and TED presentations (TED 2009). Impressed by de Grey’s approach, Leading Technology Group intuitively feels that it […]

Towards Priorities for Aging Research

November 6th, 2013

Queens College Cambridge

Over the past five years we have invested in businesses that manufacture and market biological reagents and assays for use in biomedical research. Our transition to the life sciences field was driven by an interest in aging research and, in 2013, we decided to focus our future investments in this area. With an investor’s mindset, […]

What does a cure for atherosclerosis look like?

November 1st, 2013

Early Stage Lesion

Vascular diseases, including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, are the leading causes of disability and death in the developed world. The underlying driver for these diseases is atherosclerosis, a condition that involves the accumulation of lipids in the artery walls to form lesions. Globally, billions of dollars are spent on atherosclerosis research each year, […]

Peak and Decline of Cancer Mortality

October 4th, 2013

Peak and Decline of Cancer Mortality - Mortality Rates - Harding 2011

For the most part, cancers are caused by the accumulation of mutations to DNA as we age. It is reasonable to expect then, that the longer a person lives the greater the potential for mutations to occur, and for those mutations to cause cancer. So it is perhaps not surprising to most people that there […]

Vascular Aging Investigator

July 1st, 2013

Intima Thickening

We are looking for opportunities to invest in the Vascular Aging field and would like to hire an expert on a part-time basis to conduct investigations and write for our think tank.  We are looking for someone who has academic knowledge, but can also think creatively about technology commercialisation.  If you are interested please make […]

 

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