Cronin Group Blasts Experiment into Space
The Cronin group have successfully placed a digital chemistry experiment into orbit aboard a DIDO 2 nano-satellite. The experiment extends the groups ground-breaking work in the digitisation of chemistry, exploring the formation of a drug in a microfluidic device. It is hoped that this experiment could pave the way for the development of drug printing devices for space exploration, allowing for the production of drugs on demand from a minimal set of chemicals.
The satellite was launched in partnership with SpacePharma, a company specialising in microgravity experimentation, aboard the Indian Space Research Organisation PSLV-C37. The rocket launched successfully in the early hours of 15th February, and set the record for the most satellites launched on a single mission (104 satellites, the previous record being 37).
University of Glasgow Press Release
BBC news article on the launch
Our partners at SpacePharma