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A Flight-Rated Petri Dish Apparatus Providing Two Stage Fluid Injection for Aseptic Biological Investigations in Space
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 09, 2001 by SAE International in United States
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The BRIC-LED (Biological Research In Canisters-Light Emitting Diode) PDFU (Petri Dish Fixation Unit) apparatus was originally developed to support the on-orbit growth and subsequent fixation of any biological material amenable to petri dish culture in space. The PDFU component has been modified to support a two-stage fluid provision option so that investigations can incorporate an initial injection of a biologically active solution followed by a subsequent fixative injection to terminate the experiment in space. Crew-operated actuator tools initiate the delivery of the liquid treatments. Aseptic protocols have been developed which permit the entire experiment to be conducted under sterile conditions.
CitationWells, B., McCray, R., Best, M., and Levine, H., "A Flight-Rated Petri Dish Apparatus Providing Two Stage Fluid Injection for Aseptic Biological Investigations in Space," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-2286, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-2286.
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