Washington: Bioquark Inc, a biotech company, has reportedly received ethical permission in the US and in India to recruit 20 brain-dead people, surviving solely on life-support, and try to bring them back to life.
The ReAnima Project will include a variety of therapies including the use of stem cells, peptides, laser and nerve stimulation techniques previously proven to help bring patients out of comas, reports Catholic.
The first stage of the process, called ‘First In Human Neuro-Regeneration & Neuro-Reanimation’, will be performed at Rudrapur in Uttarakhand, India, where a non-randomized, single group “proof of concept” will take place.
“This represents the first trial of its kind and another step towards the eventual reversal of death in our lifetime,” Ira Pastor, CEO, Bioquark, has been quoted as saying. The project is currently searching for the 20 participants to begin its trial.