The first human cryopreservation in China (The first in Asia)

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2022-09-20 14:06


On October 20, 2021, the cryogenic Medical Research Center of Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Research Institute (the research unit of our foundation) ushered in the Yinfeng second-generation upgraded high-precision, long-span, large-scale program cooling instrument. The equipment has been optimized and upgraded in the overall appearance, operation interface, spatial layout of temperature monitoring sensors, liquid nitrogen steam vortex and other aspects. It is the third equipment in the world that can continuously cool down from room temperature to below-190C. Previously, the second cryometer has been exported to Australia's cryosurgery Southern Cryonics.

Recently, Wang Xiaochuan released an internal email announcing the resignation of Sogou CEO. As for the future, Wang Xiaochuan revealed to the media, "in the next 20 years, I hope to contribute to the development of life science and medicine."

This is the third Internet mogul to resign and join the field of life sciences this year. In May, Zhang Yiming announced that he would step down as a byte-beating CEO and become more involved in the exploration of projects such as "brain diseases." in September, Huang Zheng, who has just resigned as chairman of pinduoduo, donated US $100 million to set up the Star Science Foundation. He also plans to do research in life science and video science.

Prior to this, Chen Tianqiao spent more than $1 billion on brain science exploration, and then Li Yanhong founded Baitusheng, and Zhang Yiming recruited people from all over the world to recruit medical and biological talents. Ma Huateng, Jack Ma, Fu Sheng and many other Internet bigwigs are addicts and staunch practitioners of biology.

Why is life science, the unopened door of the origin of life, so magical?

Technocratic school

Ultimate goal: to achieve personal, digital or organizational "immortality"

"In the next 20 years, life will be more meaningful if we can make a contribution to the development of life science and medicine and make a little contribution to public health." 
After resigning, Wang Xiaochuan set his sights on life science. But it's not a coincidence.

In 2016, Sogou launched Sogou, a famous doctor, hoping to build a platform for medical science popularization and diagnosis through AI technology. In 2018, Wang Xiaochuan attended the two sessions as a member of the CPPCC National Committee and submitted medical proposals. Two health consulting and medical device sales companies were set up in March and July this year, respectively.

Besides Wang Xiaochuan, Musk is very enthusiastic about life science.

In 2016, Musk founded brain-computer interface company Neuralink. Neuralink first became a sensation in August 2020, when three releases were shown live: LINK V0.9, a brain-computer interface device, a surgical robot and biological experiments with a brain-computer interface. In February, Neuralink released a video of a 9-year-old macaque manipulating a table tennis game with his mind.

Zuckerberg, who has been secretly wrestling with Musk, certainly didn't miss the fact that the brain-computer interface is such a geek.

Back in 2013, Zuckerberg teamed up with Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife to create the Life Science Breakthrough Award Foundation, which provides winners with an annual award of $3 million, which is currently the world's highest science award.

The purpose of the foundation is to reward and fund researchers engaged in research on the extension of human life, including scientists in the fight against cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's and other diseases.

Unlike Musk's intrusive brain-computer interface, Zuckerberg chose non-invasive, combining brain-computer interface and VR technology to create a machine that travels freely between the real and virtual worlds. He believes that the ultimate form of brain-computer interface is to achieve digital immortality. Simply put, with this technology, human brain information can be extracted, stored in a chip, and then implanted into a new body, the body dies and the mind lasts forever.

The school of seeking medicine and seeking medicine

Suffering from illness, thus embarking on the road of exploring life and brain

Chen Tianqiao suffers from panic attacks and can't even breathe. This torture became one of the reasons why Chen Tianqiao later entered the field of brain science.

He founded Shanda in 1999 and became a billionaire at the age of 30. In 2017, after years of retirement, he returned to public view with brain science. It is understood that Chen Tianqiao donated 115 million US dollars to the California Institute of Technology (CIT) for brain science research and the construction of Chen Tianqiao QianqianResearch Institute (Chen institute), dedicated to promoting scientists' research in the field of human brain.

Starting with disease, there are not a few entrepreneurs who try to study the brain and life. Zhang Chaoyang, chairman of Sohu's board of directors, Kaifu Lee, founder of Innovation works, and Larry Page, founder of Google, have all had this kind of experience of "seeking medicine."

Larry Page experienced two severe colds before and after the virus, resulting in bilateral vocal cord paralysis. In 2013, Calico's company was created to focus on "happiness, health and longevity" life science research, with an initial bonus of $1.5 billion. Its ultimate goal is to solve the causes of human aging and develop an "elixir" to prolong human life.

Business exploration school

Try to put the dream of "life science" on the commercial map.

On May 20 this year, Zhang Yiming announced that he would step down as a byte CEO and go out from day-to-day management to "create more possibilities for the company", including life science. He said that the impact of virtual reality, life science and scientific computing on human life is at dawn.

According to the "Health Bureau" statistics, from May 2020 to September 2021, there are nine byte jump investment projects in the medical field, covering health science popularization, various fields of medical services, medical big data and other aspects.

Interest is certainly not the only thing behind the high interest in the field of life sciences.

As early as 2019, the number of health information read on Jinri Toutiao platform reached 54 billion, and "Doctor" became the most popular word and group in Jinri Toutiao health field with 5.55 billion readings.

Zhang Yiming is not the only one who wants to seize this wave of technology.

In an exclusive interview in 2018, the reporter asked Huang Zheng: apart from pinduoduo, what do you want to do most? Huang Zheng replied, "I hope to be transformed into a real researcher in the future." Earlier, Huang Zheng announced that together with the founding team, he would jointly donate 2.37% of pinduoduo's shares to set up the "Star Charity Fund." the first phase of the grant will donate US $100 million to the Education Foundation of Zhejiang University in the next 3-5 years. Committed to promoting biomedical, agricultural food and other scientific research.

Little is known about the fact that in 2015, several scientists and entrepreneurs, including Robin Li, CEO of Lenovo Yang Yuanqing, Xu Xiaoping, founder of ZhenFund, and Rao Yi, a professor at Peking University, founded the Future Forum. In 2016, the Future Science Awards were officially announced, with three major awards: "Life Science", "material Science" and "Mathematics and computer Science Award", with a single prize of 1 million US dollars.

Zhang Lei, founder of Hillhouse Capital, was also an early group of entrepreneurs who focused on life science.

Zhang Lei once said that Hillhouse probably entered the industry in 2012, and said bluntly that "life science is expected to usher in the Cambrian explosion." So far, it has invested in more than 160 pharmaceutical enterprises, with a total investment of more than 120 billion yuan.

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong's richest man, turned his business into the field of life sciences even earlier. He began to invest in traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine in 2001, entered the cutting-edge life science and technology in 2017, invested US $20 million in ChromaDex, a company specializing in anti-aging preparation, similar to domestic Amuyin, etc., and sponsored gene editing technology research.

In addition, Amazon founder Bezos is obsessed with anti-aging, and in September he recently invested in a start-up called Altos Labs, which focuses on how to reverse the aging process. 
In 2018, it invested in Unity Technologies, a biotechnology company dedicated to anti-aging treatments.

The study of the brain or life, this is a very special field. The unimaginable heavy investment in the early stage will take as long as 10 years or even 20 years or more. We expect and believe that the tree of life science will eventually blossom.

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