Biotechnology Instrumentation for the Support of Embryogenesis
Biotechnology Instrumentation for the Support of
Space Hardware Optimization Technology, Inc.
P.O. Box 351
Floyd Knobs, IN 47119
John C. Vellinger (812-923-9591)
Two goals of NASA's Space Life Sciences program --basic human
adaptation to space and human exploration and habitation of space-
-require that biological research models be established along with
the support biotechnology instrumentation. This project will
develop an experimental tool that will provide maximum control of
both experimental and flight variables, thereby giving
developmental biologists extraordinary research opportunities.
While it helps to monitor developing vertebrate organisms, this
instrumentation also provides new ways to collect specimens and to
detect viability. Further, this apparatus gives life scientists
the controls for exact duplication of experimental variables.
Phase I will investigate the feasibility of an advanced,
biotechnological spaceflight instrument that will support embryo-
genesis in microgravity.
Potential Commercial Application:
Potential Commercial Applications: This new instrument will
foster the commercialization of the biotechnological industry.
Using this biotechnological instrumentation, researchers may also
discover important data which could help develop medical and
biological systems and equipment to overcome human physiological
problems associated with microgravity, such as the loss of bone
mass, muscle atrophy, the loss of fluids and electrolytes,
cardiovascular changes, and vestibular disturbances.