Accession Number : ADB158343

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

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Apr 90-14 Apr 91,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM AL

Personal Author(s) : Tice, Thomas R. ; Holl, Richard J.

Report Date : 10 SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Equipment has been designed to produce pharmaceutical microcapsules in a microgravitational environment. The Management information system equipment is designed to replace two storage lockers located on the middeck of the United States Space Shuttle. A working prototype of the Management information system equipment has been constructed and tested aboard NASA's microgravity research aircraft. Subsystems of the Management information system equipment have been optimized as results of bench testing of the subsystems are obtained. Construction of two flight ready models of the Management information system equipment and integration of the Management information system experiment into the NASA system for manifesting consideration has been started.

Descriptors :   , BENCH TESTS, CONSTRUCTION, DRUGS, ENCAPSULATION, FLIGHT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PROTOTYPES, SPACE SHUTTLES, UNITED STATES.

Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE