Product Development of Gravity Control Device “Gravite®”


The later of 19 century, developing “clinostat” originated from the research of gravitonic response of plants. This first “clinostat” was a rotating machine to rotate sample using one horizontal rotation axis to the ground (1D-clinostat) to inhibit unidirectional gravitational force loading.

Our Gravity Controller “Gravite®” is one of the 3D-clinostat. Gravite® is a multi-directional gravity device for simulating microgravity. By controlled rotation of two axes, a 3D-clinostat minimizes the cumulative gravity vector at the center of the device and makes 10-3G over time average. Moreover, Gravite® creates not only simulated microgravity environment as well as ISS but also hyper-gravity environment of 2-3G by centrifugal force from one axis rotation.

Gravity controller “Gravite®” could help your research for regenerative medicine, space biology, drug discovery, and so on.

NASA Kennedy Space Center introduced a gravity controller “Gravite®” for simulated microgravity device.


【Related Patents etc.】

  1. GRAVITY CONTROLLER FOR CELL CULTURE. , Patent Application No. 2013-132109, June 24/2013
  2. GRAVITY CONTROLLER, Patent Application No. 2013-124777, June 13/2013
  3. CELL CULTURE VESSEL., Patent Application No. 2013- 059703, March 22/2013
  4. CELL CULTURE VESSEL., Patent Application No. 2013- 059700, March 22/2013
  5. METHOD FOR CULTURING BONE MARROW STROMAL CELLS AND MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING GRAFT CELLS FOR TREATING CENTRAL NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE., Patent Publication No. 2010-246434, April 13/2009, International Application No. PCT/JP2010/056503 (US, FR) (request for administrative review)
  6. METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CULTIVATING MULTIPOTENT STEM CELL., Patent No. 8,034,616 B2 (US), Patent No. 2,515,552 (CA), Patent No. 1577380 (EPC: GB, FR, DE, IT, SE), Patent No. ZL02830112.9 (CN), Patent No. O731940 (KR)
  7. CELL CULTURE VESSEL., Design Registration No. 149181, February 7/2014
  8. GRAVITE., Trademark Registration No. 5712142, October 24/2014


Division of Bio-Environment Adaptation Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University

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