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BioGravity LLC Enables Innovations in Biotech Using Microgravity

Newly launched startup www.BioGravityLLC.com at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Innovation Center enables medical research for classroom or lab by using an advanced Random Position Machine called Explor Space BioGravity™ Platform.

The BIOGRAVITY™ PLATFORM fits inside most standard incubators and features a platform for 96 Well Plate or 250mL bio reactor experiments using simulated microgravity.

Rated to 400 grams total sample load, and radiation tested for use in hot cell. The BioGravity™ platform is available for stem cell, exosome, bacteria, macrophage, small molecule, tumor, and compound testing. Advantages for the platform’s innovation include low fluid shear, lack of sedimentation and low turbulence, according to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (in support of NASA) “simulated microdevices can be an invaluable tool to understanding mechanisms of the infection process.” As well, novel quantitative biosystems for modeling biofilm formation such as the BioGravity™ Platform may aid transformative innovations in gene expression through gravitational unloading.

The BioGravity™ Platform is the exclusive licensee in North America for sales and service of the EXPLOR Space Simulated Microgravity RPM by the biomedical engineering team of Dr. Joshua Chou at University Technology Sydney. 

Rated to over 3,000 hours of continuous use, the BioGravity™ Platform offers calibrated µg performance to 10-3. Our research is being at the WMed Innovation Center Labs for long duration, end-to-end verification. The BioGravity™ Lab at the Michigan Station is overseen by researcher formerly with, MPI Research, Siemens Healthcare, Astellas Pharma, and Charles River Laboratories, Dr. James T. Secrest.

Machined in Japan, the platform is assembled in Australia, and landed in Kalamazoo, MI resulting in zero tariff, import duties or VAT taxes. One protein synthesis/folding experiment is included. There’s both a WMU discount as well as a bulk discount on 10 or more serial-linked platforms. Rental, purchase, or commission credit for simulated microgravity experiments are applied toward later experiment flight on the International Space Station (ISS) when booked through BioGravity, LLC flight partners and integration specialists.