X-Message-Number: 7716
From: Brian Wowk <>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 23:06:26 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 21st Century Medicine Expands


     21st Century Medicine, Inc. is the for-profit research 
company that develops many of the medical technologies 
applied by BioPreservation to CryoCare patients. As reported 
in a previous message, 21st has embarked on an ambitious 
program to perfect ice-free preservation of human 
cryopatients within two years. To achieve this goal, the 
full-time staff of 21st will be doubled over the next six 

     Two new staff members can be announced at this time:

     Christopher Rasch, B.Sc. (Biological Sciences, Stanford) 
is joining 21st in March of this year. Chris is a 
cryobiologist from the laboratory of Dr. Gregory Fahy at the 
U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute (NAMRI) in Bethesda, 
Maryland. Chris is an expert in cryoprotectant toxicity 
assays in tissue slice models. He will be working on the 
development of new cryoprotectant solutions for organ and 
cryopatient vitrification. 

     Brian Wowk, B.Sc. (Physics, University of Manitoba), 
M.Sc. (Medical Physics), Ph.D. (pending) will be joining 21st 
in August of this year. Brian has been a physics consultant 
to 21st for three years, and is coinventor of several new 
technologies related to organ vitrification (now under 
patent). Brian will be heading the cryobiology section of 
21st. He is currently president of CryoCare, and hopes to 
have time to continue in this role while conducting research. 

     Additional staff appointments will be announced in
coming months. 

     The growth at 21st is a source of great excitement for 
us at CryoCare, because we believe that the research may 
result in major advances offering potential benefits for 
anyone who is signed up for cryopreservation. 
     The Benefactors of 21st Century Medicine 
     Funding for this laboratory comes almost entirely from 
two benefactors, Saul Kent and Bill Faloon, who have 
dedicated themselves to supporting research more so than 
any other individuals in cryonics.  For 1997 alone,
their total research investment is budgeted at $583,700. 

     Saul and Bill are the principals of the Life Extension 
Foundation (LEF), the well-known mail-order source for 
vitamins, nutrients, and information about anti-aging drugs. 
If you would like more information about their products and 
services, call (800) 841-5433. 

     CryoCare is an entirely independent organization, not 
formally affiliated with 21st Century Medicine or with LEF.
However, we are aware that some of the money we pay for products  
from LEF ends up helping to finance research at 21st which may 
benefit us as cryonicists in the future. 
Brian Wowk          CryoCare Foundation               1-800-TOP-CARE
President           Human Cryopreservation Services   

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