Longevity Network
  • Aug 23, 2017
  • Lauren Mitchell, The Longevity Network

Q: What do you see as the biggest growth opportunities in the 50+ economy? Is there an area of the market that really isn’t being covered?

According to Alex Morgan in his Investor Spotlight Q&A for The Longevity Network, an underrepresented area is pulmonary problems. “Monotonically decreasing lung function” is already a problem most adults encounter as they age, he says, and we have no real way to prevent or reverse it yet. Moreover, it’s a need that is likely to get more and more acute as the global population becomes more and more urbanized and particulate air pollution worsens. This is going to be amplified yet again by the increasing longevity experienced by a number of countries. “…[T]hose countries will have a large, aging population bearing the burden of this lifetime of exposure.”