AFC in Space
When working in a critical environment you must have a closed system. Likewise, with cell expansion in medical applications you need a closed system to protect against contaminants. The VueLife® FEP bags do just that and more!
Shown here are a few photos of experiments onboard the shuttle rendezvous with the Russian Space Station MIR.
Russian space station Mir photographed from shuttle during STS-89 January 1998.
AFC VueLife® bags have gone to great heights in the space shuttle program, but just as exciting is the ongoing efforts around the globe in medical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and research centers where our VueLife® and KryoVue® systems are a critical component in the pursuit of saving lives.
VueLife® bags go into space to study the effects of zero gravity on cell cultures. These special culture bags can withstand the extreme shock, temperatures, and pressures that might occur in a space shuttle and protect both the astronauts from the culture and the culture from the environment. This was an exciting engineering effort. We will put the same effort into your project.
U.S. Astronaut Andy Thomas performing drinking water microbial count assessment on Mir space station in May 1998.
Example of one many samples of Mir space station drinking water returned via shuttle during the shuttle-Mir program. This was part of a joint science/medical experiment to verify water quality – "recycled" humidity condensate.
If you would like to post photos or research papers of your applications of the VueLife® FEP bioreactor system – we would love to add them to our site. Please contact Customer Service via firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to medical and biological applications here on earth, Afc 's VueLife® FEP bioreactor bag system is used on the Space Shuttle for numerous zero gravity biological experiments.