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Stockton Experiment to Ride the SpaceX Falcon 9 to the International Space Station

June 21, 2018

A Stockton University science experiment will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 on Friday, June 29, in search of answers that could enhance medicine for patients.

 

Drug delivery vehicles for controlled release anti-cancer drugs and insulin cannot self-assemble with uniform shape on Earth, but there’s a chance they can in outer space.

 

Christina Tallone, a sophomore Physician Assistant Studies major from Hamilton, N.J., and Daniel Schneider, a freshman Pre-Medicine major from Tabernacle, N.J., worked with faculty mentor Pamela Cohn, assistant professor of Chemistry, to design an experiment contained within small fluid mixing enclosures. Chioma Uka, a biochemistry major with a minor in Global Studies from Kenilworth, N.J., helped the team assemble and prepare the experiment for launch.

 

Read more about the project and next week's launch here.

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