Which Is The Best Cryonics Company For You?

Tomorrow Biostasis

Tomorrow Biostasis is the newest biostasis provider in the market — more specifically in Europe. Founded in 2019 in Berlin by Dr. Emil Kendziorra and Fernando Azevedo Pinheiro, it’s planning to deeply revolutionize the biostasis world. Starting with its own vocabulary. In fact, it promotes the term “biostasis”, to describe its service. Biostasis is a natural ability that several organisms have to tolerate environmental changes without having to actively react to them. Cryopreservation is the result of putting people in biostasis at cryogenic temperatures. The word “cryonics’’, misused by the media, has acquired some negative connotations. It’s time to let this word go. And to remind people what an exciting future medical technology we are talking about.

  • Transportation of the standby team to the patient’s location
  • Field cryoprotectant (FCP) procedure
  • Transportation of the patient to EBF’s long term storage facility
  • Vitrification and completement of the procedure
  • Long term indefinite storage
  • Future revival, depending, of course, on the advance of medical technology
Tomorrow Biostasis co-founders with the standby ambulance

Cryonics Institute

The Cryonics Institute (CI) was founded on April 4, 1976 by none other than Robert Ettinger, the “father of cryonics’’. Ettinger was cryopreserved in 2011 and has since then been stored in CI’s facility. Based in Michigan, USA, the Cryonics Institute is a non-profit membership organization made up of people seeking to pursue cryonics’ “Prospect of Immortality”.

Inside CI’s storage facility — image credits: Cryonics Institute

Alcor Life Extension Foundation

Alcor Life Extension Foundation is the first biostasis company that opened. Founded in 1972, it will soon celebrate its 50-year anniversary. The name “Alcor” comes from a star system that “had just the right brightness so it was used as a test for clear vision”.

Inside Alcor’s storage facility — image credits: Alcor

Which one is better for you?

  • How accessible is the area you live, in case of sudden death?
  • Would you be willing to relocate in case of terminal illness?
  • Where do you want to be stored — and probably revived?
  • How much are you willing or capable of paying?
  • Do you want to organize initial standby and transportation yourself or do you want someone else to plan it for you?

Select providers covering other regions

To make sure you have all the information you need, keep in mind that there are a few more providers you can choose between.

Yinfeng

The Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Research Institute was established in 2015. Its purpose is to “research in cryogenic medical fields and life sciences such as cryopreservation, resuscitation and functions maintenance in tissues, organs and humans”. We don’t have any exact information about the type of service they offer or the exact cost.

Southern Cryonics

Southern Cryonics is a brand-new storage facility located close to Sidney, Australia. It doesn’t have its own standby team. Instead, it collaborates with an Australian non-profit company called CryoPath, that offers Standby, Stabilization and Transportation (SST) for an additional cost. The facility will be opened soon and will store up to 40 patients. The facility will very likely be expanded in the next decades.

Conclusion

Hopefully, this article gave you a good basic understanding of the providers and their offer. The next step is to contact the ones that could work better for your specific case.

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