In July 2018, the Biogerontology Research Foundation in coordination with Aging Analytics Agency released the industry analytical report, Longevity Industry in the UK Landscape Overview 2018. 845 pages in length, the report outlined the history, present state and future of the Longevity industry in the UK. This regional case study documented the factors that make the UK well-suited as a global Longevity industry hub, and provided insight on how to foster that potential. To reach its conclusion, the report profiled hundreds of relevant companies and investors, provided an overview of major UK Longevity nonprofits and research labs, and identified major industry trends. The report then utilised comprehensive infographics to distill industry data and conclusions into easily understandable summaries, and offered guidance on how various stakeholders and government officials could work to strengthen the industry and assist the UK to reach its full potential as a global Longevity industry hub.
The astonishing growth in the UK Longevity sector witnessed in the months following that report prompted the Biogerontology Research Foundation and Aging Analytics Agency to perform a rapid reassessment just six months following the release of the first edition of the report. The updated version documents new developments, profiles novel players, and adds a revamped executive summary. The number of companies and investors highlighted in the Second Edition have almost doubled compared to the original, featuring in-depth profiles of 260 companies and 250 investors in the UK Longevity sphere. The 1100-page report also provided key inputs into the initial formulation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity’s long-term strategy and agenda for 2019-2020