November 17, 2014

Governor Patrick, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and CASIS Announce Grant Competition to Support Research on the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

Press Release

Governor Deval Patrick, the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) today announced the “Galactic Grant Competition,” a new collaboration that will provide Massachusetts-based companies a unique opportunity to access the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct life sciences research. The grant competition, funded by MLSC, will be open for applications from December 1, 2014 through April 3, 2015 and will encourage companies to take advantage of the distinct attributes of the ISS research platform for life sciences initiatives. The microgravity environment on the ISS has profound and unique effects on biological phenomena and can enable discoveries with terrestrial applications, including drug discovery, development, delivery, and diagnostics.

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News Coverage

Mass. life science firms offered a ticket to space station

From the Boston Globe:
“Through Governor Patrick’s investment initiative, Massachusetts has emerged as the global leader in life sciences, making the state a great partner for CASIS in promoting research” on the space station, said Cynthia Bouthot, the director of business …

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Mass. biotechs can compete to put research on space station

From the Boston Herald:

Massachusetts has always been a state for innovation, pushing the boundaries of technology and medicine to uncover new discoveries, and I can think of no better step in that journey than to push the boundaries of space and be part of the new chapter of scientific research on the International Space Station that CASIS is enabling,” said Gov. Deval Patrick

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Connecting a New Generation through STEM Investments

From the Boston Herald:

Also, joining CASIS for the event were Paula DeDiego and her students from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, Massachussetts. Ms. DeDiego shared the school’s unique story of and how the space station has become a true inspiration and learning platform for students at Monty Tech.

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