LambdaVision is a startup company who is developing a retinal implant that has the capacity to treat retinal degenerative blindness, which affects millions around the world. By sending research to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, LambdaVision seeks to improve the manufacturing process associated with this implant.
Mission MIC is a collaboration between Ecolab and the ISS National Lab that will enable us to study how oilfield biofilms grow in zero gravity versus what we see on earth. The experiment will launch in December 2018 and will help us answer questions that affect oilfield microbiology today.
The current high failure rate (more than 50%) of drugs in clinical trials has been linked, in part, to a lack of accurate preclinical testing. This project aims to expand use of Lab-on-a-Chip (a fully automated, multifunctional cell culture platform previously validated in bacterial and crystal growth studies) to study human skeletal muscle cell growth.