Enterade Awarded Grant to Produce Radiation Drink for AstronautsSeptember 24th, 2012 by gainesvillechamber
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute recently awarded Enterade USA, a medical startup in Newberry, with a grant to produce a drink that limits stomach problems from exposure to radiation. The $100,000 grant will be used to develop medical food for use in space to hydrate astronauts exposed to the radiation from solar flares.
Dorit Donoviel, NSBRI deputy chief scientist, said that out of the 24 companies that applied this year, Enterade USA was one of the winners because they were close to having a finished product and the money would go further with them.
While Enterade USA’s enterade-r was created for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy, the product is also beneficial for people on earth who live in rural areas and Third World countries where people lack their daily intake of nutrients.
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