USED SCIENCE HARDWARE:
- Container with 10 culture flasks
presenting sealed culture
bottles. Each flask will accommodate rat thyroid
cell strains (FRTL5). FRTL-5 cells are presented
in two different states, i.e. proliferative and
“standby” (non-proliferative) states, with 5 samples
in each state.
- AQUARIUS B Incubator
for cells exposure on the
Assess the effects of Space ambience (microgravity,
radiation) on normal, differentiated in vitro cultures
of Fisher rat thyroid cells. This unique in vitro
test system allow to use cells in quiescent state
(non proliferating) which can be kept almost indefinitely
without culture medium exchanges or any manipulations.
Exposure of animal cell samples on the ISS RS.
Exposed rat thyroid cell strains (FRTL5) returned
to the ground.