Welcome to the CASIS Request for Information
RFI No. CASIS 2015-3
Due Date: September 8, 2015
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is pleased to release this Request For Information (RFI) to gather information from subject matter experts and entities with experience and/or research and development programs in tissue engineering or microphysiological systems related to tissues-on-a-chip, organs-on-chips, or 3D organotypic tissue constructs that recapitulate the microarchitecture and functions of living organs using human cells.
This RFI represents an opportunity to bring new tools to biology, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, and toxicology for research applications on the ISS National Lab to benefit human disease research, tissue engineering, organ bioengineering, and regenerative medicine on Earth. CASIS plans to develop a sponsored research program that will provide opportunities for research on the ISS National Lab seeking to use microphysiological systems in microgravity to create and/or interrogate 3D, in-vitro models for bone and cartilage, skeletal muscle, brain, gastrointestinal tract, lung, liver, microvasculature, skin, or other tissues.
This RFI seeks responses to identify the appropriate in-vitro models and platform technologies for fundamental discovery or translational research in microgravity where outcomes may be extrapolated to understanding whole organism response.
Please follow the steps below to indicate your interest in this project:
|DOWNLOAD THE PDF to review CASIS’ Request for Information:
|Please click the following link to find instructions to submit a White Paper in response to RFI No. CASIS 2015-3:|
|All submittals must be made in PDF format electronically and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. CASIS must receive white papers by 5:00pm EDT on September 8, 2015.|
|For questions regarding this RFI, you are welcome to contact:
Michael S. Roberts, Ph.D. CASIS Senior Scientist
CASIS encourages applicants to read the RFI before submitting white papers to ensure compliance with required content. We thank you for your interest in conducting research on the ISS!
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