November 13, 2014

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

(November 13, 2014, Boston, MA) 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.


Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announces the “Galactic Grant Competition”