Space Technologies for Biomedical Applications
From outer space to inner space. From Aerospace to Vaeros.
For more than five decades, The Aerospace Corporation has provided objective technical expertise, analysis, and assessments for global customers pursuing the most complex, innovative, and important missions.
Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corporation, brings this rich resource of talent and technical capabilities to bear on multiple challenges in diverse, high-consequence environments.
We are committed to driving success in biomedical applications—and a host of other industries—through innovations and insights that are born of countless successful missions and a focus on 100-percent program success.
Transforming space expertise into biomedical innovation.
The vastness of outer space. The complexity of the human body. They’re much more alike than one might realize.
Satellite and rocket technologies must operate flawlessly and consistently in demanding and often extremely harsh mission environments. Biomedical devices must do the same within the complex environment of our own physiology.
Both endeavors must meet stringent requirements regarding cleanliness, material choices, quality, and size. Every decision, at even the most minute level, can affect the success or failure of a mission-critical application.
Success in space. Quality of life on Earth.
Vaeros makes our extensive expertise and technical innovation in the space industry available to customers pursuing innovations across a wide range of biomedical applications.
Whether it is in the development of alloys and composites for medical devices and instruments, innovative techniques for diagnosis and cleansing, or potential novel treatments and care procedures—our proven success in space is translating into better quality of life on Earth.
Revolutionizing implant technology through laser micronanoengineering.
One such area of significant advancement is in the field of biomedical implants. Artificial implants are employed throughout the medical community to aid in surgical repairs, orthopedic restoration, and pain-mitigation therapies, among other uses. These devices must integrate into the skeletal structure both mechanically and with biological compatibility to achieve the desired therapeutic effect without compromising durability or reliability.
Vaeros utilizes laser-processing techniques and laser micronanoengineering experimental stations to create exquisite patterns, microstructures, and nanoelectrical architectures in implants and devices that enhance cellular response and improve tissue fusion, bone growth, and bone remodeling—resulting in revolutionary new bioactive implants.
Our laser-processing capabilities have spawned innovative new directions in implant technology aimed at smart bioactive devices that control and accentuate the body’s physiological response.
Further, our techniques have been applied to prominent biomaterial systems—including thermoplastics (PEEK, PEKK), human allografts, metals (titanium and titanium alloys), and stem cells—and are guiding innovations in restorative orthopedics, spine surgery, tissue engineering, and pain mitigation.
Speeding the process and lowering the cost of DNA sequencing.
Vaeros is also driving significant advancements in the area of DNA sequencing—empowering customers researching new realms of treatment for medical conditions, including terminal diseases and ailments that resist diagnosis.
It starts with a flow cell—the critical interface between the optical readout instrument, DNA sample, and the complex chemistry used to read the genetic information contained in the sample.
Utilizing techniques and capabilities originally developed to enable a miniature propulsion system for nanosatellites, Vaeros enabled innovations that have helped to accurately mass-produce flow cells, significantly reducing the cost of DNA sequencing from millions of dollars to roughly $4,000—making sequencing an individual patient’s DNA dramatically more affordable.
Facilities at your fingertips.
Vital to Vaeros’s success is our ability to stay abreast of new technological developments. With approximately $120M in state-of-the-art scientific equipment, hundreds of teraflops of high-performance computing capacity with the ability to securely expand to cloud computing resources on-demand, and the immediate availability of onsite laboratories, Vaeros’s technical staff is always ready for rapid-response applications.
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