July 7, 2015

Governor Baker, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and CASIS Announce Winners of Galactic Grant Competition

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) announced grant awards for two Massachusetts-based life science companies, totaling $500,000 in funding as part of the Galactic Grant Competition.  The winners were announced at the 2015 ISS R&D Conference, taking place this year in Boston. The winning companies are Nanobiosym, Inc. and Zaiput Flow Technologies, both located in Cambridge. The grant funding will allow Zaiput and Nanobiosym to leverage up to $7.4 million per project of support from CASIS to fly their projects up to station, conduct their projects on station, and bring the experiments back to earth.

(From left to right) Interim CEO Mike Kennealy, Governor Charlie Baker, Chairman and CEO of Nanobiosym Dr. Anita Goel, NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, Co-founder and CEO of Zaiput Flow Technologies Dr. Andrea Adamo, Head of the ISS for NASA Mike Suffredini, Chief Scientist at the ISS Station for NASA, Former NASA Astronaut and Executive Director of CASIS Gregory Johnson and President of the American Astronautical Society Lyn D. Wigbels participate in the the announcement of the Galactic Grant Competition winners at the ISS R&D Conference in Boston.

(From left to right) Interim CEO Mike Kennealy, Governor Charlie Baker, Chairman and CEO of Nanobiosym Dr. Anita Goel, NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, Co-founder and CEO of Zaiput Flow Technologies Dr. Andrea Adamo, Head of the ISS for NASA Mike Suffredini, Chief Scientist at the ISS Station for NASA, Former NASA Astronaut and Executive Director of CASIS Gregory Johnson and President of the American Astronautical Society Lyn D. Wigbels participate in the the announcement of the Galactic Grant Competition winners at the ISS R&D Conference in Boston.

Read the press release here »

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