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Space biology and biotechnology

Kaltsiy Experiment


Objective:

To reveal the possible cause of calcium homeostasis destruction in human organism manifesting in the bone tissue demineralization.

Task:

Experimental determination of solubility of calcium phosphates and human bone tissue samples in water in microgravity.

In phase I of the experiment the exposure duration of Bioekologia cases till the end of the first session is 3 months. The subsequent sessions are held 6, 12 and 18 months upon the equipment delivery to the ISS.

Used science hardware:

  • Cases Bioekologia (6 pcs.).

Experiment results:

Cases Bioekologia returned to the ground with proexposed samples and photos of biotubes content.