X-Message-Number: 23302
From: "David Hayes" <>
Subject: Suspended Animation Update
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 14:45:19 -0500

Suspended Animation's (SA) building permit is rejected by Boca Raton
City Council. 



January 13, 2004, brought what seems like another blow to the Cryonics
industry.  But receiving a negative response from the Boca Raton City
Council on their request for a building permit does very little in
hampering the Cryonics movement or the company itself.  The company
continues to be ready with its Remote Transport Service to support
members of cryonics organizations anywhere in the world.


"We are a global support organization and this is only a small hiccup in
the long road to making cryonic suspension services available
worldwide." says the company's CEO, David Shumaker.  "We've already
finished what we needed to do in this facility through the completion of
our remote kits.  We are currently supporting cryonics members outside
of Boca Raton and will continue to do so."  He added.


"We had anticipated this." says David Hayes SA's COO, "and we have
already identified numerous other potential facilities.  We wanted to
stay where we were because of the assurances we were initially given
from the city compounded by the fact that we had most of our equipment
boxed up in the warehouse.  We didn't unpack everything because we
wanted to wait until every 'I' was dotted and 'T' was crossed."  Hayes
added, "We were warned from others in the industry to be weary until the
paperwork was processed and in our hands so that's what we did.  We
opened the office space and created a workshop area but did very little
work on the expensive labs and operating room."  


"If we had moved forward with all of our plans and then got shut down by
the city council we would have been put out of business.  Now we will
just move to another facility in a more business friendly city."
Shumaker added, "This is a small bump in the road.  It simply slows down
our ability to offer some of our services inside this particular
building and most of our services are provided elsewhere."   Michael
Quinn, SA's Director of Research stated that "Most suspension work is
done at the patient site or at their storage facility and we are
providing those services right now."


"SA's real benefit to the Cryonics industry is our remote capability.
It is our ability to be at your bedside with professionally trained and
experienced personnel along with state of the art equipment" says Hayes.
"Our customers are located all over the world so these limitations don't
hinder our service capabilities. Our research facility in Boca Raton was
only that, a research facility to work on the creation of superior
equipment and services."  "In our current facility we completed the
design and development of a whole new series of remote equipment that
can be used anywhere in the world," Hayes says.  


"This facility actually had some pretty strong negatives; I'm glad that
we get to move into a more suitable place.  Some amazing doors are
opening for us now and for that I thank the City Council.  They've done
us a great service."  New equipment and partnership announcements are
expected over the next few months.  "You will see some great advances in
Cryonics technologies coming from us, very soon." Hayes commented.


SA expects to be able to announce their new location in the very near
future but is ready to fully support Cryonics members anywhere in the




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