Who Wants to Live Forever? This German Company Is Challenging the Death

By: | February 14th, 2023

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Human cryopreservation is a process where the whole body is preserved by freezing after death, waiting for medical advancement to progress to the point it can revive a dead cryopreserved human.

Berlin-based cryopreservation start-up ‘Tomorrow Biostasis GmbH’, Europe’s first cryogenics company has already preserved ten deceased bodies in a specialist storage facility. But there are hundreds on the waiting list, including Emil Kendziorra co-founder and CEO of Tomorrow Biostasis, hoping to reverse mortality and restore life.

Worldwide, about 500 people have already been put in cryogenic stasis after legal death

The majority of these bodies are in the US, but a few thousand more are on waiting lists. All the people on the waiting list are wearing bracelets or necklaces with instructions for emergency responders.

Cryopreservation Process

In the event of a death, a team of medical professionals will supply the deceased body with oxygen until it can be transported to a suspension facility. The blood and water in the body will be replaced by a chemical mixture, to prevent forming of ice crystals in the body. Liquid nitrogen is the main ingredient used in the cryopreservation process to deep freeze, which puts the body’s cells into a state of suspended animation.

So far so good, but the only hurdle in this entire cryopreservation concept is that nobody knows how to revive a dead cryopreserved human.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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