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Longevity Industry

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Aging industry; Business of longevity; Industry of geroscience; Industry sector of healthy longevity; Longevity finance; Rejuvenation biotechnology

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“The longevity industry” refers to scientific research into aging and its diseases (i.e., geroscience research and development such as biomedical gerontology, the study of aging with a view to developing biomedical interventions, and rejuvenation biotechnology, the application of regenerative medicine to aging) but also to a set of synergies between four intersecting sectors: P4 (personalized, precision, preventive, participatory) medicine, AgeTech (the emerging subset of the HealthTech sector that focuses on technology to improve the lives of older people), and longevity finance (consisting of a set of novel financial systems) with the combined potential to extend healthy life span.

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The concept of a longevity industry first emerged informally among the community of supporters of advanced aging biomedicine at...

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Cortese, F., Batz, K., Inkster, I. (2020). Longevity Industry. In: Gu, D., Dupre, M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_1117-1

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