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RFP 2019-3: Industrial Biomedicine Research and Development Onboard the ISS National Laboratory

RFP open period: 08/01/2019 – 08/01/2020

The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) focused on industrial biomedicine—a thrust area identified by the ISS National Laboratory as having a clear path to translational or applied outcomes that improve life on Earth and/or enable development of profitable industry in low Earth orbit.

Applicants in the field of industrial biomedicine should propose flight experiments to enable biomedical advancements with a defined pathway for translation from scientific research to industrial or clinical applications, such as new therapeutics, medical procedures, or diagnostic devices.

The unique environment of the ISS National Laboratory enables novel biomedical research approaches for studies aimed at improving patient care on Earth. Biomedical research concepts sponsored by the ISS National Laboratory include investigations by commercial companies leveraging microgravity to improve drug delivery systems, other government agencies funding transformative science, and academic inquiry to enhance fundamental knowledge of diseases on Earth.

Visit the RFP webpage for detailed submission information:

An informational webinar will be posted on the RFP webpage in late August.

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