Over the next five years, we plan to design, fund, and launch animal lifespan studies for the most promising longevity interventions. Here’s how we’ll do that — and where your donations will go
Mouse Lifespan Studies
Worm Lifespan Study
Mouse Combination Study
A mouse lifespan study, with 50 mice in the treatment group and 50 control mice, costs roughly $200,000-500,000 USD depending on the additional tests being run (blood work, activity levels and cognitive tests, biopsies, etc.)
Building an invertebrate drug screening platform and operating it for a year, with a goal of testing 6000 compounds, will cost an estimated $2 million USD, with expenses going to salaries for a small team of biologists and engineers, laboratory rent, equipment, and reagents.
Testing the 15 most promising compounds and their combinations on mice would cost an estimated $1.25 million USD, with costs going to facilities and husbandry for 500 mice as well as drugs and reagents, and specialized testing services such as behavioral/motor testing, immunostaining, and autopsies.
Operational expenses for LRI include salaries for full-time staff, professional services (such as legal, accounting, and marketing), travel, office rent, and fees associated with conferences and publications.
✓ Launch 2-4 mouse lifespan replication studies
Projected Costs: $1.5M USD
Projected Costs: $3.5 M USD
Projected Costs: $2.5M USD
Projected Costs: $3.5M USD
Projected costs: $2M USD
Salaries, Benefits, and Payroll Taxes
Other Operational Expenses (Legal, Marketing, Web Design, Rent, Travel, etc)
We need your help to make LRI’s mission a reality. Donations allow us to test more treatments in parallel, test more animal models and measures of aging-related disease, and get results faster.