X-Message-Number: 12249
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 05:47:20 -0400
From: Saul Kent <>
Subject: Reality Check

        In the 1960s, the transplantation industry
did not yet exist, yet there were at least a half dozen 
research teams conducting organ cryopreservation
research for transplant.  It was also the time when 
cryonics began.

        Today, transplantation is mainstream
medicine, thousands of people await organs for
transplant, companies are developing bioartificial 
organs, other companies plan to transplant animal 
organs into humans, laboratories are beginning to 
grow organs in vitro, and several laboratories are 
on the verge of solving the immune system problems 
that have long held back the transplantation of non-
vital organs and body parts.

        Yet, there are currently no research teams 
in academic settings, or in companies, large or small, 
conducting organ cryopreservation research for trans-
plant, except for 21st Century Medicine.

---Saul Kent, CEO,
21st Century Medicine

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