Microencapsulation of Drugs in the Microgravity Environment of the United States Space Shuttle.
SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM AL
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A device has been designed to produce pharmaceutical microspheres in a microgravitational environment. The device is designed to replace two storage lockers located on the middeck of the United States Space Shuttle. A working prototype of the device has been constructed and tested aboard NASAs microgravity research aircraft. Keywords Pharmaceutical microspheres, Controlled release, Microgravity, United States space shuttle.