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Red Planet Capital Partners believes there is great potential to enhance the development of lightweight, autonomous medical equipment that can be used on aircraft and in space to monitor and sustain health and provide life saving medical care. Such equipment, as well as therapeutic agents for such problems as bone loss, will be important for the general population. The use of innovative equipment to facilitate diagnosis monitoring of cardiac and other functions, decision-making and eventual therapy is particularly significant.

Crew and passenger health must be sustained, protected and preserved during flights. In air flight and low Earth orbit, stabilization and evacuation is the policy of choice, an approach that may also work for lunar missions. For longer space missions, however, the ability to diagnose and treat illness and injury on site will be mandatory.

Some of these requirements dictate advances in general healthcare, biotechnology, exercise equipment and genomic research, since little is known about long-term effects of microgravity on the body. Early detection of pathogens and other toxins also represents a novel challenge.