Press Releases

Jul 7, 2015

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

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) today announced grant awards for two Massachusetts-based life science companies, totaling $500,000 in grant 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 Competition, announced last November, allowed Massachusetts life sciences companies to compete for up to $500,000 in grant funding to support experiments on the International Space Station’s (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. 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.

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Jul 2, 2015

Massachusetts Governor Baker and Astronauts Coleman, Nyberg and Williams All Slated to Present ...

Boston, MA. (July 2, 2015) – The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISS R&D) today announced that The Honorable Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts, along with NASA astronauts Cady Coleman, Karen Nyberg and Sunita Williams have all been confirmed as speakers for its 4th annual meeting at the Boston Marriott Copley Square in Boston, MA, July 7-9, 2015.  The ISS R&D Conference was created to connect commercial and academic communities involved in new innovations, breakthroughs, and discoveries onboard humankind’s unique orbiting laboratory. This event is held in coordination with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the American Astronautical Society (AAS), and NASA. 

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Jun 28, 2015

CASIS President & Executive Director Statement On the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 28, 2015) – Below is a statement from CASIS President & Executive Director Gregory H. Johnson on the loss of the SpaceX CRS-7 vehicle.

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Jun 15, 2015

CASIS Issues Request for Information On 3D Microphysiological Systems for Organs-On-Chips Research

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (June 15, 2015) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks to gather insight from subject matter experts and entities with experience in three-dimensional (3D) microphysiological systems for organs-on-chips research models. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, and this RFI is intended to precede a sponsored research program using these microphysiological systems. 

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Apr 30, 2015

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and CASIS Launch Space Station STEM Challenge

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced today the launch of a new grant competition to allow middle schools to compete for resources to send a life sciences research experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.  The competition is modeled on the CASIS National Design Challenge, a research competition that facilitates authentic student research and experiment design with selected experiments being sent to the ISS.  The new competition will run parallel to the previously announced Galactic Grant Competition, which allows life sciences companies in Massachusetts to compete for up to $500,000 to fly commercial experiments to the ISS.  The winners of both competitions will be announced at the annual ISS Research and Development Conference in Boston on July 7, 2015 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. 

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Apr 17, 2015

CASIS-Sponsored Investigations Berthed to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (April 17, 2015) – The fifth series of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) successfully berthed to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Dragon capsule. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory. 

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