RIYADH, Saudi Arabia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hevolution Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides grants and early-stage investments to incentivize research and entrepreneurship in healthspan science announces the results of $2 Million in matching funding for a program from Impetus Grants, a non-profit science funding organization focused on longevity research.
“Building on our just-announced partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), we are pleased that our $2 Million in matching funds for Impetus Grants has helped enable the organization to fund 14 innovative academic research projects in healthspan science and related fields,” commented Felipe Sierra, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer. “From causality of methylation clocks to in vivo measurements of multiple aging mechanisms to in situ genome-scale measurements of multiple aging mechanisms, and a variety of other areas, this is important, healthspan-oriented research that has typically been underfunded.”
The total grant funding of $4 Million was awarded to 14 investigators conducting research in a variety of disciplines and stages of healthspan science.
Dr. Sierra concluded, “All 14 of these projects align with our mission to drive efforts to extend healthy human lifespan and understand the processes of aging, leveraging a broad set of tools through diverse approaches. We are pleased that these studies are proceeding and are eagerly anticipating seeing the resulting data, as well as announcing more partnerships with leading organizations in the coming months.”
A full list of grant recipients is available on the Impetus Grants website.
About Hevolution Foundation
Founded in the belief that every person has the right to live a longer, healthier life, Hevolution Foundation is a global catalyst, partner, and convener, on a mission to drive efforts to extend healthy human lifespan and understand the processes of aging. With a focus on aging as a treatable process, Hevolution Foundation aims to increase the number of aging-related treatments on the market, compress the timeline of drug development, and increase accessibility to therapeutics that extend healthy lifespan, also known as healthspan. A non-profit organization headquartered in Riyadh, with an annual budget of up to $1 Billion, Hevolution Foundation plans to open hubs in North America and other global locations to support a cutting-edge, global ecosystem of talent to propel aging and geroscience research forward and achieve medical breakthroughs to help humanity live healthier, longer.
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