Tag - Launchpad Medical

‘Bone Glue’ Experiments on the ISS Test Possible Treatment for Osteoporosis

“If we can show that our material stimulates the production of new bone in the space environment, that will have a translational value back on Earth, that it could be used to someday treat patients with osteoporosis,” said Brian Hess, founder and CEO of Launchpad Medical, which created the glue. “But it could also be a material to help treat astronauts from the effects of deep space travel. That’s obviously a secondary reason of why we are studying this […]

NASA to Highlight Science on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 29, to discuss a number of science investigations and instruments launching to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission. Brian Hess, chief executive officer, and Grayson Allen, chief financial officer, both of LaunchPad Medical, will discuss an investigation using synthetic bone material to accelerate bone repair. Read more >>

Startups win another $500,000 from Boeing and CASIS for zero-gravity tech

Eleven startups in all have benefited from the “Technology in Space” prizes awarded since 2014 at MassChallenge Boston, with backing from CASIS and Boeing. The two startups selected for awards in 2015, Biorasis and LaunchPad Medical, should see their experiments fly to the space station next month aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule. Read more >>