Jason Hope has always approached research into future products by looking beyond the curve. Hope, a well-known futurist within the technology world, has spent years of his career working on efforts that would end up bearing fruit that few others saw possible. Hope, born and raised in Arizona, has made a mark in the mobile communications field and now he is shifting gears and trying to make a name for himself as an investor in biotechnology. Biotechnology is one of the most riveting sectors of technology and there is the very real possibility that work in the biotech field will fundamentally change the way that we live our lives. For this reason, Hope decided to invest $500,000 into the work being done at the SENS Foundation.
Based in California and founded in 2009, the SENS Foundation has been on the cutting edge of biotechnology research for age-related diseases since they first opened their doors. The SENS Foundation is led by CSO Dr. Aubrey De Grey. De Grey was born and raised in London before he graduated from Cambridge University. De Grey focused his entire career on the role of medicine and how it can change our future and now he is using that knowledge, as well as his own ample pockets, to try and fund life-changing research. To date, De Grey has put more than $10 million of his own money into keeping the SENS Foundation running.
Dr. De Grey is probably the key reason that Hope is so heavily invested in biotechnology. Hope came across the SENS Foundation after performing extensive research into the field. Hope and De Grey would hit it off and soon, Hope was signing a check for $500,000 to the facility in order to prompt serious research. De Grey immediately put the funds toward researching the causes and effects of protein bonding in our arteries which leads to problems like hypertension. While this doesn’t sound like as serious of an issue as other age-related diseases, like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, it is still integral to the future of our collective health. The elderly struggle with hypertension at an alarming rate and hypertension leads to a variety of different health issues. With Hope and De Grey working hard to find solutions to these issues, there might be a real future in biotechnology. We’re eager to see just where the SENS Foundation goes in the coming years with Jason Hope helping them.
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