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We are delighted to announce that the AgeMeter project has reached its initial funding goal and development of the device can now begin thanks to the support of the community. As a result, we will soon have a great aging biomarker system available to the healthcare professional and home enthusiast alike. 
 
We would like to thank Longecity for running a matching fund and for making a big contribution to the project by purchasing an AgeMeter for their affiliate labs program. This means that their affiliated researchers will have access to an AgeMeter for their aging research in the near future and is another great example of how we as a community are helping support scientists working on the front lines. 
 
So far two Longecity affiliates have already expressed an interest in using the AgeMeter: 

Kevin Perrott, Buck Institute, California USA 

OpenCures is a brand-new non-profit I just incorporated and am applying for 501c3. Its purpose is to provide those interested in self-directed research guidance and a way to aggregate the results of their research with others so they can get better insights into the effectiveness of things they try. I want to be in the middle of the self-experimentation that people will be performing and helping them along. Use of AgeMeter would be helpful alongside some of the other approaches I’m using to determine whether an approach has functionally had an effect.

Dr. Alexandra Stolzing, Loughborough University, United Kingdom 

Even in cells, where most of my scientific work begins, measuring aging is already a challenge. I am actively investigating new biomarkers to determine the aging status of cells and tissues. I have set my sights on non-invasive age measurements in humans as well and have been investigating measuring tissue accumulation of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) by means of skin autofluorescence. Use of the AgeMeter tool might be a valuable addition to this research program. 

We are looking forward to hearing more from them when they have had a chance to test the AgeMeter and put it through its paces.
 
We would also like to thank the following people for their support:
 
Tyler Hruby, Michael Geer, Caleb Wagner, JM Para Siempre, John M, Martin Lingle, Myles Berdock, Aleksandr Popov, Laura Weston, Irio Lavagno, Erico Lopez, Steve Hill, Irene Bagalà, Mark , David De Biasi, Adrian Cull, Melvin Burton, Andriy Popovych, William Grunow, Patrick Deane, Simon Tost, Rudi Richard Hoffman, Rudi Hoffman, Tony Otis, James Joyce, Andrés Grases, Johnny Courmontagne, Lars Christensen, Érico Lopez, Tsimafei Padvitski, Wuming Jiang, Thomas Bakkum,Todd Thomas, Igor Fedorov, Leigh Jevon, Joseph Antoun, David Dayan, Tony Mackenzie, Emil Edman Hellberg, Sandra Watt, Lars Claussen, Christophe Cornuejols, Mane Sargsyan, James Hutchison, Felix Weimer, Mike Hädrich, Michael Marye, Michael Beasley, Gerhard Piette, Jay Tkachuk, Scott Nesbitt, Estelle Perry, Mykhailo Korbakov, Aleksandar Djuricic, Jason Morton-McKay, Thomas Quintana, Nicola Bagalà, William Grunow, Ed Layne, Dan Scurtu, Dzmitry Safarau, Joris Masson, Leroy Arellano, Steven Tuttle, Richard Herrell, John Baker, Sean Roy, Ivan Karlovich, Nathan McKaskle, Elena Smirnova, Didier Coeurnelle, Joe Silva,Tony Francis, Adam Hruby, Melvin Burton, Oliver Rowland, Oliver Ward, Aleksandra Dranitsyna, Transhuman Tees, David Stephens, Demian Zivkovic, Matt Johnstone, Karen Comito, Leroy Arellano, Michael Marye, Andrew Aiello, Curry Taylor, Gareth John, Gerhard Piette, Luca Cerina, Logan Scheel, Corbin, Paul Spiegel, Jason Morton-McKay, William DeVore, Erik Krüger, Michael Geer, Adam Gibbons, Montie Adkins, Mike Hädrich, Thomas Klauset Aurdal, Estelle Perry, Emanuele Ascani, Javier Noris, Apneet Jolly, MaxWatt, Richard Kaufman, Kali Carrigan
and Elena Milova.
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Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 500 articles on the topic as well as attending various medical industry conferences. In 2019 he was listed in the top 100 journalists covering biomedicine and longevity research in the industry report – Top-100 Journalists covering advanced biomedicine and longevity created by the Aging Analytics Agency. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, and, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project. In 2015 he led the Major Mouse Testing Program (MMTP) for the International Longevity Alliance and in 2016 helped the team of the SENS Research Foundation to reach their goal for the OncoSENS campaign for cancer research.
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