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“Shreyash Gulati”
Technique Offers Path for Biomanufacturing Medicines During Space Flights
Credit: Richard Bonocora

TROY, NY (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute PR) — An instrument currently aboard the International Space Station could grow E.coli bacteria in space, opening a new path to bio-manufacturing drugs during long term space flights. Research published today in Nature Microgravity used an Earth-bound simulator of the space station instrument to grow E.coli, demonstrating that it can be nurtured with methods that promise to be more suitable for space travel than existing alternatives.

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  • April 12, 2020