Bio Bonds: Unlocking Billions for Biomedical Treatment and Cure
By Karen Petrou
Every day, all of us read about early-stage success with research curing cancer, restoring vision, healing damaged hearts, renewing mental health, or restoring physical mobility. And each day when we read these stories, each of us thinks of someone we love and wish research could move faster. With more money for high-quality biomedical research, it will. With Bio Bonds, the institutional investors now largely on the biomedical-research sidelines, will finally be able to fund perhaps our most critical social-welfare goal: lengthening life, easing suffering, and facilitating independent, productive living.