Ana Aslan

Ana Aslan – World Famous doctor


Ana Aslan

The ASLAN Institutes are named after Ana Aslan (1897 – 1988), a Rumanian doctor, and cell and ageing expert. Aslan wanted to study medicine because she realised at a young age that nobody was able to heal her father, who suffered from Tuberculosis. This became her life-long ambition and motivation: to achieve in the male-dominated world of medicine, and venture into research.


Apart from tuberculosis, Aslan was particularly interested in the substance Procain, which had been discovered by the German chemist Alfred Einhorn while looking for a local anaesthetic with minimal side-effects. Ana Aslan began using Procain initially for pain relief, focussing on rheumatic patients with intense joint pain. She noticed that the patients in general looked more vital, fresh, younger, and their memories improved. This became the basis for her research on ageing over the next decades.


As a professor of 'inner' medicine, she founded the State Institute for Geriatric Research and Medicine in Bucharest, and systematically examined Procain. She developed a regeneration therapy, named after herself, to delay the ageing process in the human organism.


Her treatment concept was internationally acclaimed. She led commissions of the UNO and WHO and received many awards, one of them the “Bundesverdienst Kreuze Erste Klasse” in Germany in 1971.


Practical developments in Rumania curtailed her freedom to research more and more. Under the dictator Ceauscescu, she realised her Institute was in danger and gradually transferred large parts of her work and documents to Olsberg in Sauerland, to the German ASLAN company.


Ana Aslan died in Bucharest at the age of 91. Modern research has in the meantime confirmed her lifework and explained many of her discoveries she made regarding Procain.


„I know that I am right: my therapy is the key to fighting age-related illnesses“

Ana Aslan