Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the VA Boston Healthcare System have developed a chemical cocktail “of 21 chemical compounds which successfully preserved pig organs by slowing cell deterioration, and all without needing to lower the temperature of the preservation system.” Video after the break.

Most organs that are removed from bodies for transplants can last only four to eight hours before they become useless. But Harvard researcher Hemant Thatte and his team have developed what they call “Somah” – a chemical mix that can preserve organs.

[via NeatoramaPopsci]