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Posted: September 18, 2007
Nanobac Pharmaceuticals Announces Continuation of Space Act Agreement with NASA
(Nanowerk News) Nanobac Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB:NNBP) (“Nanobac” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the signing of a Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston Texas, to collaborate on research on Calcifying Nanoparticles (CNP) and its nature and role in pathological calcification, including the detection and treatment of the pathogen. Since Astronauts may be more prone to an increased rate of pathological calcification while in a zero gravity environment, the collaboration will bring a new approach to NASA’s need to better understand the effects of long-term space travel on humans.
NANOBAC and NASA are interested in pathological calcium phosphate particles found in diseases such as kidney stones, prostatitis, and arthritis, which are all conditions that accelerate in humans in a zero gravity environment. This collaboration would provide NASA the opportunity to utilize NANOBAC's diagnostic and treatment experience in this field in support of NASA's exploration goals related to understanding the effects of long-term space travel on humans and offer Nanobac the opportunity to further develop its methods and utilize NASA instrumentation to further characterize the CNPs.
Part of the instrumentation to be used is the Focused Ion Beam (FIB) in order to mill CNP samples for use in Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM, STEM) analyses to characterize internal CNP mineralogy. Additionally, Laser Microprobe, Organic Mass-Spectrometric analyses and Nano-SIMS elemental and isotopic analyses will be performed to characterize the organic content of the CNPs.
“We are pleased to be able to extend our Director of Science time at NASA for these important projects,” commented Dr. Benedict Maniscalco, Nanobac’s Co-Chair and Chief Medical Officer. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with some of the country’s most talented scientists.”
Nanobac’s Director of Science Neva Ciftcioglu added: “The continuation of our collaborative research with NASA will give us an opportunity to stay with exceptionally experienced diverse scientific members helping us to complete the biological definition of the unique agent: calcifying nanoparticles.”
For more information, visit the Nanobac website at: http://www.nanobac.com.
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