Tomorrow Biostasis’ Standby Team & Ambulance

Part of our Berlin-based standby team members in front of our ambulance

What is a SST / standby team?

Biostasis members and cryocrastinators are well aware of what the terms SST stands for when talking about cryopreservation. For those who don’t know it yet, here is a short explanation.

Tomorrow’s Berlin SST team

At Tomorrow Biostasis we offer a Complete Cryopreservation Program. This means that we don’t only take care of long term storage and possible future revival, as some cryonics companies prefer to do. We also provide our members with comprehensive SST.

  • Reach the location using Tomorrow’s specialized ambulance. This could be an option when, for example, the worsening of the patient’s condition suggests the patient would probably die in the following day/hours. The team would then drive with the ambulance and be ready to act as soon as legal death is declared.
  • Utilize Tomorrow’s Fast Response Vehicle & ultra portable equipment. If there is less time to reach the location (if the patient is about to die or the location is several hours away), the team could choose to use the Fast Response Vehicle instead of the ambulance. And then follow with the ambulance for transport.
  • The team could take a flight, train or boat, depending on which option would allow them to reach the patient the fastest. For this reason, when our members travel often (especially outside of Europe) we recommend them to choose a slightly more expensive option — that allows the team to rent a medical private plane if needed.

Our doctors

Dr. Emil Kendziorra is Tomorrow Biostasis’ Founder and CEO, as well as being Chairman Of The Board at EBF. Dr. Kendziorra graduated summa cum laude in medicine from University Medical Center Göttingen with a doctoral degree in translational cancer research. His strong background in medicine, cancer research, and entrepreneurship provides a solid foundation on which to build Tomorrow’s ambitious project: the building of a better future.

Tomorrow’s team training with a dummy inside the ambulance.

Tomorrow’s ambulances

Let’s now have a look at Tomorrow’s SST ambulance. From the outside, it would probably look like a common emergency ambulance — if you are not aware of what “biostasis response” written on the side stands for. Inside though, it’s a bit more special.

Big bags of cryoprotectants are hung from hooks on the ceiling of the ambulance.

Some projects our medical engineering team is working on

Now you know the current state of our ambulance and procedure. Thanks to our own research and engineering, combined with technological and medical advancement from other fields, our technology will get better and better.

  • Modify the aortic cannulation system in order to reduce the time needed to start the perfusion.
  • Perfection of the perfusion system.
  • Improve the medical cocktail for intraosseous infusion.
  • Optimize the portable perfusion system, used by the SST when dispatched without Tomorrow’s Ambulance.
Our engineering team: Sako Jola, Tanguy Classen, and Ywe Jens Veenstra

Conclusion

Cryopreservation is an advanced medical procedure. Its quality depends on several factors. The time that elapses between the declaration of legal death and the start of the procedure can influence the quality of the perfusion. The temperature and condition of the body also play an important role. Since it’s often hard to control these external factors, at Tomorrow we are training on ideal and non-ideal case scenarios. This means that, whatever will happen in the real world, we are ready to perform the very best cryopreservation possible.

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