Bristol Myers blasts off with SpaceX to study biomanufacturing in space
The launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft from Cape Canaveral last night had more on board than just supplies for the International Space Station. It also contained research materials, including some from Bristol Myers Squibb.
BMS’ project to study the crystallization of biotherapeutic compounds in microgravity is one of about 20 research projects on board, according to a press release from the International Space Station National Laboratory. The BMS research will investigate how the crystallization process could improve biomanufacturing and eventually provide delivery of higher doses of proteins.
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