Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment Vaktsina-K


Objective:

Creation of new vaccines against dangerous virous diseases, development of the national vaccine against AIDS.

Task:

Development tests of the crystallization procedure and production of the crystals of protein-candidate for vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) under microgravity conditions.

Science Hardware Used :



  • Luch-2 equipment accommodating multipurpose crystallization cassettes

 

  • Thermal insulating container Biokont-T
    for transportation of the Luch-2 equipment
  • Temperature-stable container AQUA 01

Experiment Results:

The crystals grown under space flight conditions in multipurpose crystallization cassettes returned to Earth for a subsequent X-ray crystal analysis.

Expected Results:

Creation of a new generation of vaccines against virous infections based upon synthetic proteins with a predetermined antigenicity and immunogenicity.

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas