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Zaiput in Space

Our separation technology is conceptually independent on the presence of gravity and therefore testing what exactly happens when there is no gravity is a great opportunity to learn more about our devices. We expect that the experiments on the space station will help us both improve terrestrial applications and enable extraterrestrial ones

- Zaiput CEO and founder Andrea Adamo

As space travel and extraterrestrial habitation become a reality, it is becoming important to be able synthesize chemicals in space. Liquid separation is a key step in liquid extraction, one of the common steps in pharmaceutical production.

Unlike conventional technology, Zaiput’s liquid separators use surface forces, rather than gravity, making them capable of separating liquids in space.

Zaiput Flow Technologies sent its patented liquid separation technology to the International Space Station to test its applicability to drug development in microgravity.

International Space Station

Zaiput separators were launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of the CRS-13 Mission, a cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The launch took place on December 15, 2017 and the Dragon reached the Space Station 2 days later.

Zaiput's Separation Units Being Installed on the ISS

Initial analysis shows that Zaiput's separators were able to effectively separate immiscible liquids in space while under remote operation and observation. Further analysis and experiments are ongoing.

Zaiput is excited to contribute to the advancement of chemistry in space and hopes to expand upon the knowledge gained to improve Zaiput's products wherever they are used.

Camera on Space Station Showing Remotely Controlled Testing of Zaiput's Separation Technology

Read more news about Zaiput in Space:

NASA: Zaiput's Mission page
Space Station Research
MIT News: Drug manufacturing that's out of this world
Space Tango on the ISS



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