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Research project PX/8/LP/11 (Research action PX)

Persons :

  • Prof.  VANDER SLOTEN Jos - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven)
    Coordinator of the project
    Financed belgian partner
    Duration: 1/1/2005-31/12/2007
  • Prof. dr.  CARMELIET Geert - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven)
    Not-financed belgian partner
    Duration: 1/1/2005-31/12/2007

Description :

High Frequency, Low Amplitude Mechanical Stimulation is investigated as a Countermeasure for Bone Loss in Astronauts. Trabecular bone cores are tested in a dedicated loaded and perfused bioreactor. Under microgravity conditions, the effect of mechanical stimulation is compared in loaded and perfused samples versus non-loaded (only perfused) samples.

Verhaert Space designs and builds the FreqBone flight hardware and one ground control experimental model based on the requirements of the Leuven team.

Satellite(s) or flight opportunity(ies):

- FreqBone on FOTON-M3 in 2007

Field of research:

Life Science: Molecular and Cell Biology

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