Partnering for SciSpacE Microgravity Application Promotion Programme

Stemnovate has partnered with multinational collaborators on a project coordinated by MEDES Institute of space medicine and physiology. 

The project focus is on developing technology to study the effect on astronaut’s musculoskeletal system while living in space. 

The astronaut body displays reduction of muscle volume and strength, bone mass decrease and microarchitectural alterations, despite extensive use of exercise countermeasures. In addition to spaceflight-related conditions, aging and sedentariness of the population are often accompanied by sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and strength) and osteoporosis (bone weakness), condition without efficient treatment available. There is therefore an urgent need for the development of new therapeutic strategies acting on the two arms of the musculoskeletal system. 

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