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Multiple Tissue Engineering Payloads Selected Through ISS National Lab & NSF Joint Solicitation

7 Oct 2019, 20:47 UTC
Multiple Tissue Engineering Payloads Selected Through ISS National Lab & NSF Joint Solicitation
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (FL), October 7, 2019 – The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced that five research investigations have been selected from a joint solicitation to leverage the microgravity environment of the orbiting laboratory for tissue engineering and mechanobiology research.

The ISS National Lab and NASA will facilitate hardware implementation and in-orbit access to the orbiting laboratory. NSF will fund the selected projects to advance fundamental science and biomedical engineering knowledge (up to $2 million in total). NSF supports transformative research to help drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security, and maintain America’s position as a global leader in innovation.

This solicitation marked the second collaboration between the ISS National Lab and NSF seeking proposals in the areas of cellular engineering, tissue engineering, and the modeling of physiological or pathophysiological systems that could be enhanced through sustained exposure to microgravity. The end goal was to select investigations that would help propel transformative research and lead to advances in the understanding of disease and in the development of novel therapies to improve life on Earth. Below are the selected proposals:

ISS: Cellular Mechanotransduction by Osteoblasts in MicrogravityPrincipal Investigator (PI): ...

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