Biological sample : The OCLAST experiment investigates Osteoclasts cells.
OCLAST experiment : A liquid culture of Osteoclasts on a solid bone slice support is required by the scientist to investigate the effect of microgravity on osteoclastogenesis
and bone resorption.
Hardware performance: The EU is designed to allow a liquid culture of Osteoclasts on a bone slice support.
Cells are incubated, grown, and separated by the media in a fully autonomous way. In the OCLAST experiment, the EU makes the analysis possible both on cells (at cytological level) and on the growth media. The OCLAST EU can fit different cellular types as biological sample.