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Why Space? The Opportunity for Materials Science and Innovation: Biomaterials research in space- Position paper

Kalaskar, Deepak; Santos-Beato, Patricia; Ajay Kumar, JK; Thomaso, Sasha; (2024) Why Space? The Opportunity for Materials Science and Innovation: Biomaterials research in space- Position paper. Satellite Applications Catapult Green open access

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Abstract

Biomaterials research in space offers unique opportunities and comes with distinct challenges. The microgravity environment of space presents a unique opportunity to study the behaviour of biomaterials and biological processes in novel ways, potentially leading to breakthroughs in fields like tissue engineering, drug development, and materials science. Additionally, space-based research can yield insights into how microgravity impacts human health, informing advancements in medical biomaterials. Biomaterials research in space is still in its infancy, due to the need for specialized equipment, limitations on experimental duration, and the cost of conducting experiments in space. However, progress made in fundamental understanding of microgravity on biomaterials and its applications in biology has been exciting.

Type: Report
Title: Why Space? The Opportunity for Materials Science and Innovation: Biomaterials research in space- Position paper
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://sa.catapult.org.uk/digital-library/why-spa...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Biomaterials, space, organs
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Ortho and MSK Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10187615
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