Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Name Expected
Experiments Results
CPCF-2 X-ray analysis data of protein crystals will be used to develop new-generation medicines.
MIMETIK-K Develop new generation of medical product.
BIODEGRADATION Development of biological safety assurance techniques for spacecraft.
CONJUGATION Development test of genetic material transfer process by the method of bacterial conjugation.
MSK Behavior of mesenchymal truncal cells from bone marrow during space flight.
KAF Crystallization of protein Caf 1M and its complex with C-end peptide Caf1 as a basis for designing a new generation of antimicrobial medicines and vaccine components against yersinioses.
VAKTSINA-K Structural investigation of proteins-candidates for vaccines against AIDS under the ground and space conditions.
BIOEKOLOGIA Production of highly efficient strains of microorganisms for the manufacture of the preparations resulting from oil biodegradation, plant protection means, as well as exopolysaccharides used in oil industry.
INTERLEUKIN-K Production of high-quality crystals of interleukins-1 α, -1 β and receptor antagonist of interleukin-1.

Study and test of the autonomous reactor of the closed type to produce biomass of microorganisms and biologically active substances without introduction of additional ingredients and removal of metabolic products, development of new moderate-stage and highly efficient technologies on its basis to produce drug preparations.


Extraction and study of surface glycoproteins E1-E2 of alpha viruses in the Earth and space conditions.


Investigation of impact of space radiation heavy charged particle fluxes on genetic properties of cell producers.


Optimization of heterological expression in yeast-saccharomycetes in microgavity by the example of HBS hepatitis B virus antigen synthesis.


Effects of space flight environment on the lactolen producer strain.


Effects of space flight environment on the expression of strains producing interleukins 1α, 1β, aryl.


Effects of space flight environment on the superoxide dismutase producer strain.


Cultivation in zero gravity of an E. Coli producer of the Caf1 protein.


A study of the possibility to increase the biological activity of ginseng.


Investigation of different types of cell cultivation.


Investigation of space flight factors effect on technological and biomedical characteristics of bifidobacteria.


Investigation of space flight factors effect on bacteriophages.


Obtain high-quality protein monocrystals.


Investigation of space flight factors effect on enzymatic activity.


Investigation of a capability to produce principally new porous materials with a regular structure to use as filters and membranes.


Development of methods and onboard equipment to provide aseptic conditions to conduct biotechnological experiments in a space flight.


Study of microgravity effect on solubility of calcium phosphates in water.


Study of bacterial and fungus microflora development on material surfaces in space flight environment using portable gas sensor system E-NOSE.