Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment MSK


Objective:

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

Task:

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

Science Hardware Used :

  • Embrion Kit
  • Thermally controlled container Acquarius
    to accommodate Embrion Kit

Experiment Results:

  • Embrion Kit with cells subjected to cultivation.

Expected Results:

  • Generation of experimental data on in-flight and post-flight cell viability, activity.
  • Identification of functional disturbance of locomotive system in flight and providing recommendations to reduce the risk of developing these complications after return of the cosmonauts to ground.
  • Assessment of applicability of the truncal cells onboard a manned spacecraft for rehabilitative therapy of the injured organs during a long-duration space flight.