iXpressGenes International Space Station grant featured in The Huntsville Times

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The Huntsville Times


HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A company at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has won one of the first three grants from the center managing research on the International Space Station for science that could lead to new and more effective medicines. Also funded this month is work being done at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
The Huntsville company, iXpressGenes, Inc., proposes to grow large protein crystals in space for studies that could lead to new understanding of molecules. That understanding is a key to designing new medications that don’t cause side effects when they interact with molecules in the body.
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