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Buck Spinout Delos Pharma to Take on Diseases of Aging

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Monday, November 5, 2012

The New York Times profiled the Greek island Ikaria recently as "the island where people forget to die" for its large population (relatively speaking) of healthy individuals who are older than 80.

Delos Pharmaceuticals Inc. is named after another Greek Island, and for another reason. But the company, which is a joint project of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and British firm Biotica Technology Ltd., also hopes that its future customers will, if perhaps not forget to die altogether, then at least avoid falling into a drawn-out decline beforehand.

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