With its partners, OPA publishes a National Science Foundation-funded technology roadmap to organ cryopreservation, followed by a consensus paper in the preeminent scientific journal Nature Biotechnology with the major U.S. transplant societies, Nobel and Breakthrough Prize winners, and other thought leaders.
OPA and its partners organize meetings at the White House, on Capitol Hill, Dept of Defense and Organ Banking Summits at Harvard, Stanford, NASA, and elsewhere.
Supported by a $2 million Bitcoin donation from the Pineapple Fund, OPA begins planning the Biostasis Research Institute including an openly competed site selection for new research centers to be funded by the Institute.
OPA works with teams at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Minnesota to plan two new research centers to lead inaugural Biostasis Research Institute research. OPA leads a matching donation campaign, and consortium grant applications are submitted to the National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and others.
The first research consortium grant is awarded: ATP-Bio, led by the founding teams of the Biostasis Research Institute’s two planned research centers. Approx $80 million is expected from the National Science Foundation and matching partners.