An astronaut working with one of the experiments on orbit.

Heart experiments to help astronauts live better in space

April 5, 2023

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are hard at work on research guided by students and researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder. Two cardiovascular tissue experiments were...

A NASA astronaut conducting work aboard ISS.

20 Years Focusing on the Commercial Development of Space

Oct. 30, 2020

The commercialization of space is a busy field today, with an array of businesses conducting research aboard the International Space Station and flying resupply ships and now even astronauts, but 20 years ago it was a lonely road occupied by only a scarce few organizations, including the University of Colorado...

Tobias Niederwieser and Alexander Hoehn in a BioServe laboratory with five FRDIGE units slated for delivery to NASA and the International Space Station.

Adapting research to social distancing on campus

June 22, 2020

After large portions of the University of Colorado Boulder shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, you could practically hear a pin drop on campus. But in the Aerospace Building, an array of space-critical research projects at...

The International Space Station.

CU researchers get at the heart of the problem on ISS

April 22, 2019

Researchers at BioServe Space Technologies are developing a system to test heart function in microgravity. The results of their work could help NASA understand the long-term effects of space on astronauts’ hearts as well as common issues like arrhythmias back down on Earth. The newly awarded project is a partnership...

A microscopic bacteria.

Health experiments launch for space station

Dec. 7, 2018

Bacteria will be soon be under the microscope in outer space as four new CU Boulder-led biological experiments are set to begin aboard the International Space Station. The research projects, which are supported by CU Boulder’s BioServe Space Technologies , will examine how the human immune system changes as people...

The International Space Station.

Bioserve providing hardware for space experiment on the immune system response

Oct. 17, 2018

Something happens to the human immune system as we age, making it harder for us to fight off disease and causing other problems with things like vaccines. Rather than waiting for the population to grow old to test how and why this happens, scientists and engineers are sending cells into...

The rocket launch.

Bioserve experiments launch from Cape Canaveral

June 29, 2018

Two experiment payloads designed and built at CU Boulder are scheduled to blast off for the International Space Station in the early hours of June 29. The payloads, which will launch on board the SpaceX Dragon capsule, will support the study of new treatments for cancer and bacteria that can...

SpaceX Capsule in space.

SpaceX to launch CU-built heart, bone health experiments to space station

June 5, 2017

A SpaceX rocket was slated to launch two University of Colorado Boulder-built payloads to the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida on Thursday, including one to look at changes in cardiovascular stem cells in microgravity that may someday help combat heart disease on Earth. The second payload will be used...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule

SpaceX launch carrying CU Boulder BioServe cargo

Feb. 16, 2017

Several students are playing significant roles in the upcoming launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying two CU Boulder payloads – one designed to help researchers better understand and perhaps outsmart dangerous infections like MRSA, another to help increase the proliferation of stem cells in space, a potential boon for biomedical...

International Space Station

With space station link, BioServe adapts to an evolving research role

Aug. 10, 2016

From the Denver Post - Well before dawn, a wall-mounted video monitor flickers to life in a narrow, windowless room on the second floor of the University of Colorado’s Engineering Center, revealing a live, high-def image of astronaut Kate Rubins floating through the International Space Station. With a video camera...