Pharmaceuticals and Space


Pharmaceuticals are substances used in the treatment of disease.

The lack or presence of various levels of gravity affects a wide range of biological and physical processes. For example, research accomplished in NASA space shuttle missions has demonstrated that gravity conditions other than 1-g can enhance the production efficiency of certain antibiotic compounds.

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References

http://www.answers.com/pharmaceuticals
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/space_drugs_021115.html
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/astyyapr_1.htm

Links

http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/BioServe/

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