Bone and muscle regeneration technology developed with astronauts in mind could provide a foundation for new medical devices to treat pain and new methods of testing drugs in the lab.
GroK Technologies of Houston licensed patents from NASA that it will use to develop two platform technologies for medical applications.
The first is a method of synthesizing 3D human tissue models that researchers could use to run safety, toxicity and efficacy tests on drugs and other products. The company’s proposition is that such a method could provide a more accurate, reliable and cost-effective testing method and reduce reliance on animal testing. … (Read more)