Research and Development of a Self-Contained Reactor of the Shielded Type For Production of Biomass of Microorganisms and Biologically Active Substances (Bioemulsia-Bioreactor-1) - 06.24.15

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Science Objectives for Everyone
Bioemulsia (Bioemulsion) uses a thermally controlled bioreactor to produce a biomass of microorganisms.
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The following content was provided by E. N. Sventitski, G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., Tatiana K. Krasheninnikova, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
E. N. Sventitski, Biopreparat, Russia
G. Y. Scherbakov, M.D., Biopreparat, Russia
Tatiana K. Krasheninnikova, Institute for Applied Biochemistry and Machine Building (Biohimmash), Russia

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

Sponsoring Organization
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Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
October 2004 - October 2008

Expeditions Assigned

Previous ISS Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Development of moderate-stage technologies to produce biomass of microorganisms and biologically active substances (BAS) to provide highly efficient ecologically safe production of bacterial, fermental and medicinal preparations. Test of the autonomous reactor of the closed type onboard the ISS.

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Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operational Requirements
thermally controlled container-body with the actuator control unit, Thermally insulated returned container Biokont-T, Replaceable bioreactor in ziplock-bag.

Operational Protocols
Test of the autonomous reactor of the closed type onboard the ISS.

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Results/More Information

Bioreactor with biomass of microorganisms, Log sheet with data on the mixing timeline, Temperature values with the given time interval in the bioreactor delivery/return phases, recorded by the autonomous temperature logger, should all be returned to earth for evaluation and analysis.

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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image The container body. Image courtesy of FSA.
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image Bioemulsa reactor. Image courtesy of FSA.
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image NASA Image: ISS027E022456 - Expedition 27 flight engineer and cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev conducts Bioemulsiya (Bioemulsion) experiment operations in the Russian Glavboks-S (Glovebox).
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