Accession Number : ADB150064

Title :   Microencapsulation of Drugs in the Microgravity Environment of the United States Space Shuttle.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM AL

Report Date : 27 JUL 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : 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 NASA's microgravity research aircraft. Keywords: Pharmaceutical microspheres, Controlled release, Microgravity, United States space shuttle.

Descriptors :   *DRUGS, *MICROSPHERES, CONTROL, ENCAPSULATION, PROTOTYPES, RELEASE, SPACE SHUTTLES, UNITED STATES.

Subject Categories : Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE