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

International Life Extension Research Alliance Launch Conference Press Release Outline

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2023-03-30 13:55


On March 28, 2023, the launch conference of the International Life Extension Research Alliance was held in Jinan, Shandong Province.  The International Life Extension Research Alliance, initiated by Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Institution, was jointly established by 13 international research institutions from North America, Europe, Oceania, and other areas engaging in the field of cryogenic biomedicine, which attended this conference both online and offline.

The conference was sponsored by Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Institution and co-organized by Shandong Refrigeration Association and Advertising Research Center of Shandong University. Relevant leaders from Shandong Provincial government, Jinan Science and Technology Bureau, Jinan Health Commission, Jinan High-tech Entrepreneurship Service Center and other departments, as well as experts from Shandong University, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, and other cooperative units attended the conference.

Mr. Chen Xiaoyang, Chairman of the China Executive Committee of the UNESCO Chair in Ethnics, Science, and Social Development, Mr. Aaron Drake, representative of foreign experts, and Mr. Liu Zhicheng, Executive Vice President of Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Institution addressed the conference.

The logo of the International Life Extension Research Alliance was released on the site of the conference. The logo is designed to "promote international collaboration on the life extension research", and conveys the grand vision of working together, solidarity and friendship to the world. The circular design of the logo represents completeness and perfection. The elements of the Earth, ears of wheat, hands, and snowflakes respectively represent the internation, hope, solidarity, and the field of cryogenic science.

At the launch conference, the participating institutions signed the Initiative of the International Alliance for the Continuation of Life Studies.

For the purpose of academic exchanges in the field of cryogenic biomedical preservation, the launch conference focused on topics such as "scientific and technological innovation" and "future science and technology" and carried out keynote speeches and on-site exchanges. 13 foreign institutions including Biostasis Technologies (USA), SOCIETE CRYONICS DE FRANCE (France), Southern Cryonics and CryoPath (Australia), University of Surrey (UK), Tomorrow Bio/European Biostasis Foundation (Switzerland/Germany), and University of Seville (Spain) attended the conference and provided themed sharing.

In the field of life science and future medicine, cryopreservation of human body is regarded as one of the research programs beyond the limits of human beings. Its academic system covers multiple interdisciplinary disciplines such as cryomedicine, molecular biology, clinical medicine, regenerative medicine, nanotechnology, computer science, and ethics, thus known as the "lighthouse project" of life science in the 21st century. Human cryopreservation aims to protect human somatic cells, tissues, and organs by exploring and applying advanced cryopreservation medical technology, slow down or even suspend the metabolism and apoptosis of human cells and tissues, maintain the physiological function and integrity of human cells and tissues, block function failure and the process of "death", and allow life to "continue" in ultra-low temperature environment.

Innovation drives development and science and technology create the future. Initiated by Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Institution, the International Life Extension Research Alliance, taking the development of biomedical technology as its own responsibility, has brought together international cryogenic biomedical research institutions and gradually established an international platform for the sharing of cryogenic biomedical research achievements, making joint efforts for the dream of the continuation of human life and pursuing the dream together.

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