Repair Technologies: Restoring the thymus gland
“We are committed to developing treatments for the root causes of aging and its associated diseases through the damage repair approach,” said Reason, co-founder and CEO of Repair Technologies. “With this funding round, we will be able to further develop our therapies and validate them in animal models, bringing them closer to the clinic and patients.”
The thymus gland is vital to the adaptive immune system, but with age, the thymus shrinks, leading to a decreased immune cell production and a compromised immune system. Repair Biotechnologies is developing a therapy with the aim of reverting this atrophy of the thymus, which the company believes can be an effective treatment against some forms of cancer.
Repair Biotechnologies’ second major project relates to atherosclerosis, which is caused by the accumulation of intracellular waste in arteries. While present therapies focus on reducing cholesterol, Repair Biotechnologies has licensed a technology to make the macrophage cells responsible for repairing arteries resilient to excess cholesterol, and thus able to repair atherosclerotic damage.
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