TFS Takasago Fluidic Systems

Takasago’s Portable Medium Replacement System enters the International Space Station with the help of JAXA

August 23, 2021

We support bio-experiments at the ISS "Kibo" Japanese Experiment Module. Our Portable Medium Replacement System has been remodeled as per space specifications successfully reached the International Space station (currently under the command of Astronaut Mr. Akihiko Hoshide) on 6th August ,2021. The system is said to be used in the experiments to be conducted at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021.

The concept of “automation using a small and simple device driven by a micropump” was the basis for the manufacture of this device (Auto- Ex1), developed exclusively for JAXA to improve the efficiency and also reduce the burden on astronauts who used to manually exchange the culture previously.

Automatic Solution Replacement Device Type 1 Auto - Ex1 for Cell Culture Experiments

Automatic solution replacement device type 1(Auto-Ex1) for cell culture experiments.

"Portable medium exchange system" that laid for the foundation for Auto-Ex1.

Portable Medium Replacement System

From now on, we plan to contribute to experiments to elucidate the mechanism by which cells sense gravity!