A US firm will this year start a complex procedure to bring people from the death.
In 2016, Bioquark, a Philadelphia-based company, announced they believe brain death is not ‘irreversible’.
And now Bioquark’s CEO Ira Pastor has revealed they will soon be testing an unprecedented stem cell method on patients in an unidentified country in Latin America, to bring people from the death.
To be declared officially dead in the majority of countries, you have to experience complete and irreversible loss of brain function, or ‘brain death’.
According to Pastor, Bioquark has developed a series of injections that can reboot the brain – and they plan to try it out on humans this year.
They have no plans to test on animals first.
The inaugural stage of the trial will likely follow the plans laid out last year for a trial in India, which was thwarted.
Initially, Pastor and his collaborator Himanshu Bansal, an orthopedic surgeon, planned to carry out the first tests in India. Days after announcing their ambitions, the plan was blocked by the Indian Council of Medical Research, urging the duo to take their trials somewhere else.