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Suspended Animation, Inc. signs agreement with A Perfusion Service Company to provide for on-call perfusionists, as well as selected the SCPC Stöckert Centrifugal Pump which is used in top cardiac centers around the world. In addition, SAI purchased a Simplified Automated Ventilator (SAVe) and the EZ-IO® Intraosseous Infusion system.
Diversifying Cryonics into mainstream corporate AmericaBy Mathew Sullivan
Throughout much of our history, cryonics has been vulnerable and lacked stability due, in part, to limited options when potential cryonicists are looking for providers of cryonics services. In turn, the few cryonics providers have had limited options when they were looking to hire individuals or to contract with companies to provide the specialized services that cryonics companies need.
There have been attempts to alleviate this problem by inserting capitalism into cryonics by splitting off parts of the cryonics process into such private companies as BioPreservation, BioTransport, Kryos, etc. None of these attempts have been particularly successful so far. A common theme exists between these attempts and similar challenges others have had to face over the years -- a lack of fulltime medical professionals interested in being part of cryonics and committed to providing the best care possible. This lack has resulted in the inevitable over-reliance on key individuals. On several occasions, losing the one or two most knowledgeable and committed individuals has compromised the ability of organizations to stay in business and remain effective. If cryonics companies had the positive reputation and the financial ability to hire and replace full-time medical staff as easily as a hospital does, the challenge would be reduced, of course.
One way we can reduce the risk of being overly reliant on key individuals is to diversify the special knowledge and abilities available to us by means of "outsourcing." By this, I do not mean creating new companies that specialize in an area of our business (and which are at least as likely to fail as other new businesses). Instead we need to build relationships with existing corporations that have established track records of success outside of cryonics. Long-term, we may need to work toward a full merger of cryonics with the medical establishment. Read more...
has cryonics taken the wrong pathBy Steve Bridge
A friend of mine died this winter. He wasn't interested in cryonics, but what he didn't do is not the point of this essay. What he did do has saved uncounted lives, maybe including yours. The way this man went about his life has given me a clue to what I think is a major hidden problem with cryonics. Read more...