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Nanoracks Italia, Kayser Italia Announce Agreement to Open Temperature Controlled Microgravity Research on ISS

21 Oct 2019, 19:59 UTC
Nanoracks Italia, Kayser Italia Announce Agreement to Open Temperature Controlled Microgravity Research on ISS
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Washington, DC, October 21, 2019 (NanoRacks PR) – Nanoracks Space Outpost – Europe (Nanoracks Italia) and Kayser Italia have announced today that the organizations have sign an agreement to broaden research opportunities on board the International Space Station which leverage the Bioreactor Express Service.

Kayser Italia, in partnership with the European Space Agency, will have access to the KUBIK Incubator, under the Bioreactor Express Service partnership agreement. KUBIK is a small controlled-temperature incubator or cooler with removable inserts designed for self-contained microgravity experiments. On board the Space Station since 2004, KUBIK has hosted numerous extensive microgravity biology and biochemistry experiments.

KUBIK allows experiments to operate in the range of 6°C to 38°C. A centrifuge with settable gravity level between 0.2g to 2g is available inside the facility as well. Additional specifications of the platform can be found here.

“We are very excited to expand the microgravity research opportunities we can offer our customers,” says Nanoracks Italia Director of Global Engagement, Veronica La Regina. “Our customers want temperature control, and now we have it. Access to KUBIK will open up new venues to develop extensive commercial utilization of the Space Station.”

This agreement allows Nanoracks Italia to continue expanding commercial ...

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