Cellular Dynamics International

Heart cells manufactured in Madison rocket into space

Stem cells made in Madison are flying high on the International Space Station.

Cellular Dynamics International says its iCell cardiomyocytes are part of scientific tests being conducted in NASA’s new Bioculture System. They were launched into space aboard SpaceX’s commercial resupply mission on Dec. 15.

“We are thrilled that CDI and its iPSC technology are part of the groundbreaking research on cell function in microgravity,” said Bruce Novich, division president-life sciences for CDI and division president for CDI’s parent company, Fujifilm Holdings America Corp.