UNITY Biotechnology

UNITY Biotechnology is developing therapeutics to extend healthspan by slowing, halting or reversing diseases of aging. UNITY's initial focus is on creating senolytic medicines to selectively eliminate senescent cells and thereby treat age-related diseases, such as osteoarthritis, eye diseases and pulmonary diseases. More information is available at www.unitybiotechnology.com.

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UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY: INVESTMENT IN A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE BECOMING POSSIBLE

biotech | February 22, 2017

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For some time I've been tracking work on extending healthy lives and longevity, both from a scientific as well as an investment perspective. I indicated that there are a number of young biotech companies that start out seeking to extend lifespan, but as a survival mechanism, end up choosing a disease that is more common with age and seek to address that....

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UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH JOCASTA NEUROSCIENCE TO CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT OF Α-KLOTHO PROGRAM

UNITY | December 21, 2021

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UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. a biotechnology company developing therapeutics to slow, halt, or reverse diseases of aging, announced it has signed an exclusive agreement licensing its α-Klotho asset to Jocasta Neuroscience, Inc. for development and commercialization. The α-Klotho protein is a circulating factor associated with improved cognitive performance in preclinical studies. α-Klotho is hypothesized to optimize synaptic neurotransmission of N-methyl-D-aspartate...

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STEM CELL MODELS OF HUMAN SPINE DEVELOPMENT UNVEILED

Drug Target Review | January 15, 2020

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Scientists have created the first lab-dish models of the cellular clock, where each ‘tick’ stimulates the formation of the vertebra, which uses stem cells derived from adult human tissue. Over 20 years ago, Olivier Pourquié’s lab at Harvard University, US discovered a cellular clock in chicken embryos where each ‘tick’ stimulates the formation of a structure called a somite that ultimately becomes a vertebra. Now, Pourquié has led one of two teams to c...

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BLUEBIRD BIO LAUNCHES FIRST GENE THERAPY FOR BETA THALASSEMIA IN GERMANY

Labiotech | January 15, 2020

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The US company bluebird bio has launched the first gene therapy for the blood disorder transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia in the EU, with a hospital in Germany becoming its first qualified treatment center. Bluebird bio’s gene therapy, branded as Zynteglo, was given conditional market approval by the EU in June 2019. It was the first gene therapy approved to treat people over 12 years of age with all but the most severe form of transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia, a condition that n...

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UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY: INVESTMENT IN A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE BECOMING POSSIBLE

biotech | February 22, 2017

For some time I've been tracking work on extending healthy lives and longevity, both from a scientific as well as an investment perspective. I indicated that there are a number of young biotech companies that start out seeking to extend lifespan, but as a survival mechanism, end up choosing a disease that is more common with age and seek to address that....

Read More
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INDUSTRIAL IMPACT

UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH JOCASTA NEUROSCIENCE TO CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT OF Α-KLOTHO PROGRAM

UNITY | December 21, 2021

UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. a biotechnology company developing therapeutics to slow, halt, or reverse diseases of aging, announced it has signed an exclusive agreement licensing its α-Klotho asset to Jocasta Neuroscience, Inc. for development and commercialization. The α-Klotho protein is a circulating factor associated with improved cognitive performance in preclinical studies. α-Klotho is hypothesized to optimize synaptic neurotransmission of N-methyl-D-aspartate...

Read More
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STEM CELL MODELS OF HUMAN SPINE DEVELOPMENT UNVEILED

Drug Target Review | January 15, 2020

Scientists have created the first lab-dish models of the cellular clock, where each ‘tick’ stimulates the formation of the vertebra, which uses stem cells derived from adult human tissue. Over 20 years ago, Olivier Pourquié’s lab at Harvard University, US discovered a cellular clock in chicken embryos where each ‘tick’ stimulates the formation of a structure called a somite that ultimately becomes a vertebra. Now, Pourquié has led one of two teams to c...

Read More
news image

BLUEBIRD BIO LAUNCHES FIRST GENE THERAPY FOR BETA THALASSEMIA IN GERMANY

Labiotech | January 15, 2020

The US company bluebird bio has launched the first gene therapy for the blood disorder transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia in the EU, with a hospital in Germany becoming its first qualified treatment center. Bluebird bio’s gene therapy, branded as Zynteglo, was given conditional market approval by the EU in June 2019. It was the first gene therapy approved to treat people over 12 years of age with all but the most severe form of transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia, a condition that n...

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