Ethical Saving gUG
As a paramedic, I came up with the idea of implementing the recommendation to cool patients in cardiac arrest via ventilation. Because this way one human life can be saved every hour in Germany, I decided to pursue the idea. After that, I started studying industrial engineering and kept pursuing the idea. My studies suffered from that, so I am still studying, especially because I had to finance not only myself, but mostly the project with my income, because it is unfortunately mostly not financed, even if a good 1.5 million were invested externally, I also had to invest 300,000 € myself to keep it alive. In the meantime I was able to prove that the device is buildable and that it cools the brain specifically in humans. In pigs, strokes are also significantly smaller when the brain is cooled. Another company was able to prove the same in humans in Germany with a similar cooling method.
Why is it currently a non-profit company and not a well-funded start-up? Unfortunately, no one is currently spending money to improve emergency care in the ambulance service. The health insurance companies are currently not allowed to do so, nor are relatives or the patients themselves. Actually, the district councils or federal states would be responsible, but they do not want or expect more studies, which cost a lot of money (about 12 million €). Without a perspective that the rescue service gets its costs reimbursed, you do not get so much money from investors, so I am currently in the process of founding a new company and crowdfunding the money. Because the treatment costs of patients decrease by reducing brain damage, I have named my company Ethical Saving gUG, because I see saving through improved treatment as ethical saving, in contrast to saving at the expense of patients that we see everywhere else. I hope to save the health care system through ethical saving.