US Patent Submitted (2006)
Microgravity bioreactor systems for production of bioactive compounds and biological macromolecules. US Patent submitted in collaboration with Dr. Steve Gonda, Chief Scientist, at the NASA/Johnson Space Center.
The present invention relates to compositions and methods of plant, fungal and bacterial cell culture that can be effectively utilized for three-dimensional plant, fungal and bacterial cell growth and production of bioactive compounds of interest. The culture methods employ a microgravity environment such that rapid establishment and expansion of cells into tissue constructs occurs influencing expression of biological macromolecules and biopharmaceuticals.