Life Sciences Biotech & Pharma

Microgravity can help combat disease and improve global health. Make use of the world’s most unique laboratory to improve drug discovery, design, development and manufacturing.

Impacts of the Space Environment onLife Sciences, Biotech & Pharma

Drug Discovery

Without gravity, crystals grow at higher fidelity which allows for the discovery of new crystal polymorphs and can help improve drug delivery processes.

Accelerated Disease Modelling

Microgravity-indused bone and muscle loss can improve understanding of age related diseases and provide an environment for accelerated clinincal studies.

Your Innovation Space


  • Monoclonal antibody production
  • Vaccine production
  • Medical device implants
  • Secondary metabolites

Cellular Biology

  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stem cell biology
  • Tissue chips
  • 3D Bioprinting
Success Case

Covid-19Elevating Drug Efficacy in Microgravity

Remdesivir, to be applicable for its intravenous infusion, requires formulation by the excipient cyclodextrin called SBECD. Although it is considered today as one of the most promising drugs for COVID-19 treatment, remarkable efficacy of remdesivir-SBECD complex has not yet been confirmed. This mission aims to deepen our understanding of the mechanism of remdesivir-SBECD formulation by studying the effect of microgravity on the complex formation properties of remdesivir and SBECD.

Drug Delivery

Improving Remdesivir, a medicine to treat Covid-19.

Life Science Projects in Space


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ESA Experiment Archive

Find out what ESA had done in Life Sciences over the past decade.

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