Biotech Zero-G is a turn-key service for biotechnology and pharmaceutical researchers interested in conducting experiments in space-based microgravity environments. This orbital bio-research platform provides microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip devices within a self-contained autonomous biotech lab module that provides remote monitoring and real-time manipulation of samples. The experiments are hosted on a small satellite with a payload return capsule capable of atmospheric reentry and rapid recovery of research materials. Launches are available to many destination orbits, including access to polar orbits useful for space radiation research. Mission duration is highly flexible and research materials can be returned from orbit at any time and delivered to the customer within 30 hours of de-orbiting.
Benefits of microgravity research involving molecular and cellular processes include:
As an independent free-flying spacecraft, the Biotech Zero-G platform is liberated from the constraints of microgravity research conducted on the International Space Station. Biological samples are not limited by astronaut safety requirements, enabling a wider variety of possible research and experiments that are not subject to the limited space and astronaut time available on the ISS.