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Aribio's Space Bio Skin Care Products Recognized as Certified Space Technology™

05/15/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 15, 2013) - Space Foundation Space Certification™ Partner Regentech/Aribio's new line of skin care products, marketed under the Epfora brand has been authorized to carry the Certified Space Technology™ seal.

Using the Space Technology Hall of Fame® inducted technology -- Rotating Wall Bio-Reactor and modified Intrifuge CellXpansion -- Regenetech/Aribio produce and harvests proprietary biomolecules and blends them with other cosmetic ingredients to produce Epfora skin care products.

In 2011, the Space Foundation designated Regenetech Inc.'s Intrifuge CellXpansion technology as a Certified Space Technology, following the product's induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® early 2012.

The Space Foundation manages both the Space Certification program and the Space Technology Hall of Fame® to recognize products originally developed for space that have been adapted to improve life on Earth.

Intrifuge CellXpansion
For decades, medical researchers have taken advantage of microgravity to develop or grow three-dimensional materials that cannot be made on Earth where gravity causes them to flatten. In the 1980s, NASA researchers developed a device called the "rotating wall bioreactor" that grows human cells in simulated weightlessness. In 2002, Regenetech, Inc., modified the bioreactor to produce its own Intrifuge System™ so it could produce expanded cell tissues for research.

Regenetech, through a special NASA agreement, affordably provides the technology to researchers pursuing rare disease treatments. Regenetech uses its Intrifuge System™ and intellectual property known as CellXpansion™ to develop therapies and conduct further for a wide variety of conditions, including cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, skin ailments and orthopedic applications. The same technology is used for the Epfora skin care line.

About Aribio Inc.
Aribio is established in 2010 and has headquarters in Seoul, Korea. The company's vision is being development engines for new drugs and alternative approaches to help patients with unmet medical needs and its business areas are new drug development, stem cells for regenerative medicine, cosmetics, functional dietary ingredients and natural mineral water.

For more information on Aribio, visit www.aribio.com.

About Space Certification
Products and services that display the Space Certification™ seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from or been dramatically improved by technologies originally developed for space exploration or to have significant impact in teaching people about the value of space utilization. Developed and administered by the Space Foundation, the world's foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry, the Space Certification program serves three purposes:

  • Providing a unique marketing edge for Space Certification partners
  • Demonstrating to the public how space technologies now improve life on Earth
  • Making space knowledge more interesting and accessible to everyone

There are three classifications of Space Foundation Certified Products:

  • Certified Technology Products - Products or services that directly result from space technology or space program development or advances in space technology
  • Certified Educational Products - Products used in educational environments to stimulate interest in and knowledge about space
  • Certified Imagination Products - Entertainment products, games or toys that increase interest in and excitement for space and inspire new generations to take an active interest in space

Space Certification products and services have been scrutinized by the Space Foundation, which works closely with NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other organizations engaged in space research and development to identify and validate that they are eligible for and deserving of recognition.

A global, nonprofit organization, the sponsoring Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, major space industry events and space research studies, analyses and publications, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Through Space Certification and the Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation has an office in Washington, D.C., and a field office in Houston, Texas.

For more about Space Certification, go to www.spacefoundation.org/programs/Space-Certification; for more information on the Space Foundation, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org.

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