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Enabling Breakthroughs in Long-term Organ Preservation


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Enabling Breakthroughs in Long-term Organ Preservation


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What, why and who ?


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What, why and who ?


 

The Organ Preservation Alliance is a non-profit,
incubated at SU Labs at NASA's Research Park in Silicon Valley.

By building on recent advances in cryopreservation, ice-blockers and vitrification, we aim to catalyze breakthroughs on the remaining obstacles towards the long-term storage of organs.

This will directly save and enrich the lives of millions. It will also increase the value of and accelerate the work towards making breakthroughs in the tissue engineering of organs.

 

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Summit


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Summit


A Large Step towards an “Apollo Program” in Organ Banking

Building on advances in for example cryopreservation, ice-blockers and vitrification, we aim to catalyze work on the long-term storage of organs. In order to save and enrich the lives of millions, we are organizing a first global summit on “The Grand Challenges in Organ Preservation,” to be held in Silicon Valley in February 2015.

The first Global Grand Challenges in Organ Banking Summit will bring together leading cryobiologists and scientists, as well as other key stakeholders, to identify and tackle key medical challenges in an effort to revolutionize transplant medicine. The Summit is also laying the groundwork for a high-stakes, high-visibility Grand Challenges Prize. The purpose of the Prize is to accelerate scientific breakthroughs that have critical medical, commercial, and military applications and save millions of lives. 

  • The summit is 2 1/2 days with additional fundraising events, a gala dinner and other pre- and post- Summit festivities, all taking place in Silicon Valley (split across NASA and Stanford Campuses, as well as the Computer History Museum)

  • 80 leading cryobiologists and scientific participants from around the world, plus roughly an equal number of leaders from government agencies (DARPA/DoD, NIH, etc) industry, investors and philanthropic foundations

  • More than 20 top speakers on the cutting edge of cryobiology as well as leading specialists in other fields. .

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CONTACT US


NASA Research Park | Building 20, S. Akron Road
Moffett Field, CA 94035

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CONTACT US


NASA Research Park | Building 20, S. Akron Road
Moffett Field, CA 94035