The Space Foundation announces a reward program, the Space Certification™, for creating a good or service that benefits the space program. The Space Foundation explains that much of the technology in use daily was originally developed for space exploration and later adapted to benefit lives on Earth.
With that information the Foundation announces the most recent company to become a Space Certification partner for its space-based technology is Liberty BioSecurity. The company uses a unique biological isolate obtained from a national governmental space exploration agency, and has developed an additive that demonstrates significant UV shielding properties. This additive has been noted to have broad commercial applicability including sunscreens, cosmetics, paints, bioengineering and other industrial goods.
Liberty BioSecurity is a privately-owned biotechnology company that develops solutions to some of the most challenging problems in biology and human health. These solutions are made possible drawing from their global network of scientists, physicians, bioinformaticians, and national security practitioners, and that by combining their forces are able to use their interdisciplinary skills to discover new drugs, biological capabilities, and engineering solutions that advance the human condition.
Liberty’s innovations are made possible drawing from a wide portfolio of novel and organically derived compounds that are either internally discovered by its staff or obtained through relationships with leading academic institutions and government agencies. The company is a founding member of EdenRoc Sciences, a family of life science companies, and is headquartered in Virginia with laboratories and offices in Massachusetts, Florida, Thailand, and Australia.
There is more information about Liberty BioSecurity and the background of its Chief Medical Innovation Officer, Dr. José Morey, M.D., in the Space Foundation Space4U podcast at.