Lunar regolith simulant before (left) and after (right) an electrochemical oxygen extraction process.
The right picture is a metallic power, by-product of the oxygen extraction process.

What is biomanufacturing?

Biomanufacturing is a type of manufacturing or biotechnology that utilizes biological systems to produce commercially important biomaterials and biomolecules for use in medicines, food and beverage processing, and industrial applications. Biomanufacturing products are recovered from natural sources, such as blood, or from cultures of microbes, animal cells, or plant cells grown in specialized equipment. The cells used during the production may have been naturally occurring or derived using genetic engineering techniques.

Biomanufacturing in space

What are the benefits of microgravity for your R&D?

At reduced levels of gravity, the biological, chemical and physical processes change. This allows you to re-discover materials and properties, improve understanding of processes and interaction of substances, and to create new and more accurate data models.

Ultimately, you can use these insights to develop new materials and processes for products that can be used in space and on Earth.

Do you want to develop your biomanufacturing R&D project in space?

Reach out to the MSP

Do you want to accompany the projects and invest in the programme fund?

Reach out to the MSP

Choose space for your R&D

The International Space Station offers you a unique environment and real opportunities to perform experiments to develop your R&D/R&T.

Choose space for your LifeScience R&D

About MEDES

MEDES is a hybrid organization between space and health, an Economic Group of Interest, which was created in 1989 by the French Space Agency.

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About France Biotech

France Biotech is both a national observatory for monitoring innovation in Life sciences and a platform for sharing best practices among all ecosystem stakeholders.

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