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28 June, 2022 - 15:28 By Tony Quested

Business for the ages Altos Labs launches Cambridge flagship

Altos Labs, the US-UK cellular rejuvenation technology specialist, has officially opened its new facilities for its Cambridge Institute of Science – at Granta Park. 

The site, which is led by Cambridge Institute of Science Director Wolf Reik, will house the labs of leading scientists in the cellular rejuvenation programming field, including Manuel Serrano, Giovanna Mallucci, Robin Franklin and Martin Denzel, among others. 

The Cambridge site is one of three global science institutes at Altos, joining two others in California in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego. 

Together, the three institutes will serve as hubs of scientific innovation focused on restoring cell health and resilience through cellular rejuvenation programming with the goal of reversing disease, injury and the disabilities that occur throughout life.

Altos, whose backers include tech tycoon Jeff Bezos, launched at the end of January with $3 billion in its war chest.

Altos employees and members of the broader scientific community – including guest speakers Edith Heard of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Venki Ramakrishnan of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Anne Ferguson-Smith of Cambridge University – gathered virtually and in-person for the opening. 

Altos Labs told Business Weekly that the event was an opportunity to engage and celebrate with colleagues in the scientific research community in Cambridge and around the world. 

The company is not divulging exact numbers but is said to be hiring big in both Cambridge and the US.

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