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Space biology and biotechnology

Probiovit Experiment


Purpose:

Development of simple and convenient, when implementing it onboard the spacecraft, technology to produce an active treatment-and-prophylactic probiotic product with immunomodulating propertirs.

Objectives:

  • test of technology to produce seeds (freeze-shaped porous pills of probiotic Vitaflor containing two symbiotic strains of lactobacillus (Lactobacillus acidophilus);
  • provision of a nutrient medioum to produce onboard the ISS RS the fermented milk product (freeze-dried drinking milk with its subsequent grinding to obtain a dry powder);
  • development test of the grinding mode of the freeze-dried milk to obtain a powder allowing to produce a homogeneous clot of the fermented milk product;
  • development of the optimum ratio of components of dry mixture (Vitaflor-P): a nutrient medium-seeds used to prepare the fermented milk product onboard the ISS;
  • test of the experiment delivery and implementation conditions in space flight;
  • study of probiotic properties of the samples of fermented milk produced onboard the ISS.

Used science hardware:

  • Probiovit Hardware (Probiovit Kits No.No. 1-4);
  • Termostat TBU-V ser. No. 04;
  • Termostat TBU-V ser. No. 02;
  • Glavboks-S Hardware.

Expected results:

To maintain the cosmonaut health it is necessary to have a tonic preparation onboard the spacecraft The need to develop the drug technology is dictated by the fact that in long-duration missions it is not possible to deliver this drug.
The subsequent utilization of this technology is possible when implementing long-team space flights (Earth, Moon).

Experiment results:

The experiment result is biological material placed in the Mikrovit kit and also other materials such as photography and video imagery.

ISS Crew


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



Скрипочка Олег SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



МЕИР  Джессика MEIR
Jessica