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CASIS Issues Solicitation for ISS NL Macromolecular Crystallization Program

By SpaceRef Editor
August 25, 2016
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For more than 30 years, microgravity has been used in structural biology to improve data for identifying the atomic and molecular structure of crystalline compounds, like proteins, through the formation of higher quality and larger crystals in the absence of buoyancy-driven convection.  The recent 2015 ISS NL Protein Crystallization Workshop provided recommendations from subject matter experts for a road map to develop a sustainable macromolecular crystallization program in low Earth orbit.  

To support the implementation of a long-term macromolecular crystallization program onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is issuing a Request for Proposals for Support Services for the Macromolecular Crystallization Program.  There are multiple support service areas including flight hardware development, payload integration services, and microgravity-science mentoring services that may be required for support of the program.  All interested parties are encouraged to submit a response to the RFP to be eligible to provide any or all of these support services for the ISS NL Macromolecular Crystallization Program.

All documents required for interested parties to respond effectively to the RFP can be found at this link.

View RFP Information and Instructions


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