What is Bioreactor Express?
In July 2019, ESA and Kayser Italia signed the partnership agreement for the commercial exploitation of the ESA KUBIK facility.
KUBIK is a small controlled-temperature incubator (volume of the thermal chamber around nine litres) used to perform biological experiments in space. Since 2019, KUBIK has been improved by adding data and command communication capabilities, making it a more versatile facility to the final user.
KUBIK allows experiments to operate in the range of 6°C to 38°C, and can accommodate up to 32 standard experiment containers (less in case of extended size containers). A centrifuge with settable gravity level between 0.2g to 2g is available inside the facility.
Incubation of scientific ideas and grant opportunities
Selection of experiment hardware
Training and experiment fine tuning
Experiment Simulation Test
Mission logistic support
Integration at launch site
Transfer to ISS and return
On orbit operations
Data and samples delivery to science team
Next launch opportunities
SpX-20 (3 Mar – 2 Apr 2020)
SpX-21 (Aug 2020)
SpX-22 (Jan 2021)
SpX-23 (May-July 2021)
SpX-24 (Nov 2021 - Jan 2022)
Note: opportunities dates may change
The BioreactorExpress team will present "Life in space: scientific & technological developments and future opportunities" at the "UK Space Conference" that will be held in London (UK) on 24-26 September 2019.
The BioreactorExpress team will be present with a Poster at the CRUK–AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology 2019, that will be held in London, UK, on 15-17 October 2019. The Poster title is "Research in Space to understand cancer biology and treatments on Earth". More info on the event site.
The Harwell Space Cluster Showcase took place on Thursday 27 June 2019 at Harwell Campus.
The event had an exhibition format enabling all visitors to directly engage with companies and their products. There were 30 of the 92 Harwell Space Cluster organisations demonstrating new technologies and applications, which will drive future demand for space-derived products and services. More than 200 people attended the exhibition.
Kayser Space presented Bioreactor Express, the new Commercial Partnership Agreement that allows Private Companies and Research Groups to carry out microgravity experiments inside the...