Join us for an informational webinar on April 8 supporting ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) 2021-6: In-Space Production Applications: Tissue Engineering and Biomanufacturing. During the webinar, we will review the objectives of the research announcement and answer questions from potential proposers. Upon completion of the webinar, a recording will be made available to the research community through the NLRA 2021-6 webpage.
Through this research announcement, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) seeks proposals in the areas of regenerative medicine and/or associated technologies that may benefit from the unique environment of the ISS. Suggested topics within this focus area include the following:
· Stem cells: Studies that demonstrate the benefits of stem cell expansion and/or stem cell research in space for therapeutic application(s) on Earth
· Organoid or multicellular systems: Studies that demonstrate an organoid culture or multicellular culture system to model human disease or test therapeutics to treat disease
· Biofabrication of tissues or other biocompatible material: Studies that develop and demonstrate a system for the in-space biofabrication of tissues or other biocompatible material
This research announcement will follow a two-step proposal submission process. Before being invited to submit a full proposal, all interested investigators must complete and submit a Step One Concept Summary for review. Step One Concept Summaries for this research announcement are due by end of day on May 6, 2021, with Step 2 Full Proposals (from those invited to submit) due by end of day June 22, 2021.