A rocket carrying technology developed with BBSRC support has blasted into space for use in experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS).
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Alvetex® Scaffold technology, produced by Durham University spin-out company Reinnervate, allows cells to be grown in three dimensions (3D) and offers a more life-like model of how cells grow in tissues.
A team from Massachusetts General Hospital investigating bone loss during bed rest, in microgravity or through diseases such as osteoporosis, will use the Alvetex® Scaffold in experiments 150 miles above the surface of the Earth after the equipment is delivered by the SpaceX Dragon capsule.
BBSRC-funded research by Professor Stefan Przyborski and his team at Durham University was crucial to the development of the technology.
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