The John H. Glenn Research Center has developed a process and benchtop-scale apparatus to detect proteins associated with specific microbes in water. Possible applications include testing of blood and other bodily fluids in medical laboratories, and testing for microbial contamination of liquids. A sample can be prepared and analyzed within minutes. Click here for more info .
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center has invented a group of collagen-like recombinant proteins containing high densities of biologically active sites. Customized collagenous proteins are needed for biomedical applications; fibrillar collagens are attractive for production of matrices needed for tissue engineering and drug delivery. Click here for more info .
The Stennis Space Center is developing a method and apparatus for remote sensing of parasitic nematodes in plants that is based on measurement of visible and infrared spectral reflectances of fields where the plants are growing. Initial development efforts have been concentrated on detecting reniform nematodes in cotton plants.