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February 21, 2012
Astrogenetix and NASA Sign Agreement to Continue Developing Medicines in Space to Save Lives on Earth
Austin, TX (SPX) Feb 10, 2012
Astrogenetix has entered into a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA that commits to providing the critical resources needed to continue utilizing the International Space Station (ISS) and to further the development of important on-orbit microgravity vaccines and therapeutic drug experiments. Astrogenetix entered into a similar SAA in 2009 resulting in 12 successful missions on the Space Shuttle that led to the discovery of potential vaccine targets for both salmonella and MRSA. This experien ... read more

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