Pace Analytical Life Sciences helps the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) evaluate samples from the International Space Station: Sterile Water for Injection and Sterile Saline.

NASA Glenn Research Center’s Bioscience and Technology Branch in Cleveland, Ohio, chooses Pace Analytical Life Sciences as their testing laboratory to evaluate samples from a high-purity water filtration system located on the International Space Station.

Oakdale, MN - Pace Analytical Life Sciences was chosen by NASA, after interviews with several other life science testing laboratories, as the laboratory of choice when NASA began evaluating the performance of a high-purity water filtration system located on the International Space Station. The system is designed to produce high-purity water suitable for sterile injectable applications if needed by resident astronauts.   

May 28, 2010: Samples were transported from the space shuttle Atlantis landing site at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on a dedicated truck to Pace Analytical Life Sciences for sterility, microbiology and chemistry analyses to determine the overall performance of the high-purity water filtration system. 

NASA collects water from every source possible on station and purifies it through a series of filtration steps in a customized system designed by NASA engineers, chemists and microbiologists. This first set of sterile samples will help them better understand and refine the current system and process in an extraterrestrial environment, which has added challenges to how a similar system would function here on earth. 

The sterile samples are tested following the requirements of current United States Pharmacopeia (USP) specifications to ensure safety, purity and efficacy.

About Pace Analytical Life Sciences

Pace Analytical Life Sciences provides full service contract laboratory testing services with locations in Oakdale, Minnesota and San German, Puerto Rico.  Our laboratories are cGMP, FDA registered, and ISO accredited facilities offering analytical chemistry and microbiological testing services for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

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Pace Analytical Life Sciences

1311 Helmo Ave N

Oakdale, MN 55128

Phone:            651.738.2728