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Introduction to Cryopreservation

Quick definition

What is human Cryopreservation?

Cryopreservation (sometimes called biostasis or cryonics) is an advanced medical procedure that puts a human into complete biological pause after their legal death. The purpose is to keep people preserved until medical technology has advanced enough to treat their cause of death and revive them. Cryopreservation provides the chance for patients to benefit from future technology and potentially live a longer life than what is currently possible.
Motivations

Why would anyone want to do this?

Why should people be able to choose how long they live? Our members love life and are curious to see the world of the future.

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See the world of the future

Some of our members are simply curious to see the world of the future. What wonders will be brought on by great advancements in fields like space travel, robotics, and consciousness?

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Live without a time constraint

Of all the possible careers, hobbies, cultures, and lifestyles that exist, there are very few that can be explored in an 80 year life span. What free time activities and interesting topics have you given up exploring because you didn't feel there was enough time?

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Benefit from science

As scientists have gained a greater understanding of biology it has become clear that diseases and aging are not inevitabilities, but problems that science can solve. For those who are excited to be a part of the future and live extended lives, cryopreservation is currently the best option.
Current Research

Is revival really possible?

While revival of cryopreserved patients is not yet possible, there is no fundamental reason why it isn't achievable. Many medical procedures that were unimaginable in the past are standard practice today. Here is some of the scientific research that indicates it might be possible. For a longer list of scientific sources, look here.
Cost of cryopreservation
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Fast & quality cryopreservation
Standby teams in Europe
Standby teams in Berlin and Amsterdam (via a partner)
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Future proof structure
Built for long-term security
Long-term care at a non-profit foundation in Switzerland
Funds managed by an independent Patient Care Trust
Patients stored in underground part of facility
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Model organism revival

Animal revival research

Researchers have cryopreserved and then revived small animals called C. elegans with their memories intact. While humans are more complex, this shows that the components necessary for life and memory can be recovered after cryopreservation.
Model organism revival

Mammal organ revival

Researchers have also been able to cryopreserve and rewarm a rabbit’s kidney. After the rewarming the organ was transplanted and demonstrated full functionality.
Brain structure preservation

Brain cryopreservation

Research showed that a rabbit’s brain remained in near perfect condition after it was cryopreserved and rewarmed. The synapses, cell membranes, and intracellular structures remained intact, meaning everything associated with memory and learning was protected.
Frequently Asked Questions

What you need to know

Here are the most important questions about human cryopreservation that you should know the answer to.
How is the long-term security of patients ensured?

For maximum long-term stability our patients are stored with a non-profit organization in Switzerland called the European Biostasis Foundation. Cryopreservation funds are managed by a Patient Care Trust which invests in very low risk investments (such as government bonds) to cover the running costs of keeping patients cryopreserved.
How long are patients cryopreserved for?

Significant advancement is needed before the first patient can be revived, but there is no fundamental biological reason why it’s not possible. And once cryopreserved, time is no longer a problem. Our structure has been carefully designed so that patients can remain cryopreserved for however long it takes for revival to be feasible. No payments are made while you are in cryopreservation. The full funds needed for indefinite storage are included in the cost of cryopreservation.
Is it guaranteed that a cryopreserved patient can be revived in the future?

Anything that requires future technology to succeed cannot be guaranteed. Currently there is no known biological reason why revival of cryopreserved patients is impossible, but nevertheless cryopreservation can only provide a chance for life extension, not a guarantee.
What happens to cryopreserved patients if Tomorrow Bios ceases its operations?

Our cryopreservation plans were carefully constructed with the long-term security of patients in mind, so they would be unaffected if Tomorrow were to cease operations. Tomorrow’s cryopreserved patients are stored at the European Biostasis Foundation (EBF) in Switzerland. EBF is a non-profit organization with complete financial independence. The funds to keep patients cryopreserved are managed by a patient care trust which is a non-profit private benefit organization. This means that cryopreserved patients would not be affected if Tomorrow ever ceased its operations.
How much does cryopreservation cost?

There are always two parts to the cost of cryopreservation: the membership fee and the funding for standby & storage. The membership fee is €25 per month and is paid from the time you sign up until you are cryopreserved. The standby & storage funds are only paid once you need to be cryopreserved. The current costs are €80.000 for standby and €120.000 for indefinite storage, bringing the total cost to €200.000. Most members fund the standby & storage costs through some type of life insurance, which can start at just €20 per month. For more information about what's included a cryopreservation plan and what the funding options are, check out our pricing page.
How many people have been cryopreserved?

Since 1967 around 500 people have been cryopreserved and have begun their wait for the right life extension technologies. About 4500 people are currently signed up to be cryopreserved once their current lifespan has ended.
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