Speaking to the press on Monday, May 24th, 2021, Celine believes that once anti-aging treatments are able to work in dogs and have become commonplace, it will be a lot easier to get consumers and regulators to accept having similar treatments for humans.
Celine and her team chose to experiment on dogs because they are the best animal for modeling human aging on. Dogs have lived in the same environments humans do for thousands of years and have basically evolved together with humans. In addition, they age very similarly to us, albeit faster, and even develop age-related heath issues like we do.
Therefore, if Celine can come up with anti-aging treatment for dogs, it will be a small leap to coming up with similar treatments for humans, and having seen the treatment in action on dogs, a lot of people will want the treatment for themselves too.
Already, Celine has raised over $11 million in funding. Celine and her team have identified two compounds they believe to contain anti-aging properties. Although she is reluctant to name the two compounds, plans are underway to start conducting trials in 2022.