After watching a documentary on ageing, entrepreneur and real estate professional Dato Shaun Lim is not afraid to admit that growing old fills him with uncertainty. However, he did not allow it to get the best of him. In fact, it paved the way for a new business venture: Regenosis, which aims to improve health, even as we age, for a quality life.
To turn Regenosis into a reality, Dato Lim teamed up with Dr. Teo Cheng Peng and even tracked down Professor Brian Kennedy, one of the scientists featured in the documentary, to join as Chief Scientific Officer.
Before starting Regenosis, what were you previously doing? Can you tell us more about your personal experiences that led to its establishment?
I have always been in real estate development professionally prior to founding Regenosis. The trigger for starting it was the question, “How can I function and look like I am in my 50s when I am 70 years old?”
I am in my mid-50s now and the real fear of growing old or contracting any age-related illnesses has manifested. Over the next few years, I am at 60% risk of developing chronic illnesses and may not look or function at my best, or worse, I will become debilitated to the point that it is irreversible.
With the courage to face this reality, the motive is clear to do something meaningful about it; in pursuing to delay ageing generally and improve specific aspects of ageing. It’s exciting to know that in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified ageing as a medical condition. What’s more, I discovered GeroScience (a scientific journal focused on the biology of ageing), containing research and clinical trials that extend health span and longevity.
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What was it like transitioning into this field – for yourself and the medical professionals you work with?
As we are one of the first few clinics in the world focusing on the geroscience field, a lot of studies were invested in our programs. We’ve achieved a lot through the constant learning and interaction from a diverse range of doctors and scientists – both locally and internationally – who shared their knowledge and expertise to formulate our programs.
Tell us about the medical professionals you work closely with at Regenosis and how they are instrumental to the success of the programs offered.
Our co-founder Dr. Teo Cheng Peng, who is also a founder of Parkway Cancer Group and StemCord Private Limited and StemMed Pte Ltd, together with the summation of other doctors and scientists from different fields, have collectively contributed to our various programs to ensure that it is safe and effective.
With Professor Brian Kennedy advising us on the latest available interventions to delay human ageing, we make sure we are at the forefront of any breakthroughs and aim to bring products with real scientific and medical evidence to the public.
Can you tell us about the services offered at Regenosis and why potential clients should consider it?
Our programs are designed by our panel of doctors from different fields. Hence, our services are multifaceted and designed to be comprehensive, yet safe and effective.
One example is the RealHealth Programme, which utilizes geroscience to improve health span, as well as various products and supplements. These are targeted at regenerative health and are geared to reduce biological ageing. For potential clients, they can expect to look more youthful, as well as feel stronger and healthier.
The RealHealth Programme is born from the scientific understanding of adjusting the balance of metabolism and regeneration to achieve good health, inside and out. The RealHealth Programme allows you to learn about your body in-depth, which helps you adopt a healthier lifestyle by monitoring and understanding health conditions and then determining present health conditions. From there, we make personalized recommendations for healthy diets, develop exercise programs, stress management, and sleep optimization.
Can you give us an overview of who the Regenosis client is and what are they looking to get out of the experience?
We have a wide range of clients, ranging from individuals with and without pre-existing health conditions to clients who want to maintain a high level of intrinsic and extrinsic health and beauty.
As for potential clients, they are people who want to commit to look and feel younger and healthier, allowing them to extend their enjoyment of the things in life they love most.
How would you convince people to consider Regenosis, especially since you’re working in a niche, new field?
It believe it’s a beneficial step for individuals who want to stay optimistic, manage their stress levels, practice some form of mindfulness, stay engaged with society, and have meaningful lives. Every individual should take a life course approach to healthy longevity and the RealHealth Programme serves as a frictionless way to empower that journey.
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