Cultivation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Bone Marrow in Space Flight (MSK-1) - 10.21.14

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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • N. A. Onishenko, Research Institute of Transplantology and Artificial Organs (NIIT&IO MZ RF), Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration
    April 2003 - April 2004

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Research into capability of mesenchymal truncal cells from bone marrow to perform their inherent functions under different cultivation conditions during space flight.

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    Operational Requirements
    Embrion Kit, Thermally controlled container Acquarius to accommodate Embrion Kit.

    Operational Protocols
    Conduct of truncal cells cultivation process in thermally controlled container Acquarius and return of the experiment results to the ground.

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    Results/More Information
    Generation of experimental data on in-flight and post-flight cell viability, activity.

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    Related Websites
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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