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Electrophoresis in space at zero gravityEarly planning for manufacturing operations in space include the use of electrophoresis for purification and separation of biological materials. Greatly simplified electrophoresis apparatus have been flown in the Apollo 14 and 16 missions to test the possibility of stable liquid systems in orbit. Additionally, isoelectric focusing and isotachophoresis are of particular interest as they offer very high resolution and have self-sharpening boundaries. The value of possible space electrophoresis is substantial. For example, present technology permits large fractionation of only a few of blood proteins many fractions, and separated cell populations are needed for research.
Document ID
19740036104
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bier, M.
Snyder, R. S. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Astronautics Laboratory, Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Subject Category
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 74-210
Meeting Information
Aerospace Sciences Meeting(Washington, DC)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-29566
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other