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Biotechnology opportunities on Space StationBiotechnology applications which could be implemented on the Space Station are examined. The advances possible in biotechnology due to the favorable microgravity environment are discussed. The objectives of the Space Station Life Sciences Program are: (1) the study of human diseases, (2) biopolymer processing, and (3) the development of cryoprocessing and cryopreservation methods. The use of the microgravity environment for crystal growth, cell culturing, and the separation of biological materials is considered. The proposed Space Station research could provide benefits to the fields of medicine, pharmaceuticals, genetics, agriculture, and industrial waste management.
Document ID
19880033897
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Deming, Jess (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Henderson, Keith (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Phillips, Robert W. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Dickey, Bernistine (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Grounds, Phyllis (RCA Government Services; Management and Technical Services Co. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1987
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 871468
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other