Table of contents

  1. Yichao Yu, Christoph N. Seubert, Hartmut Derendorf
  2. Alamelu Sundaresan, Vivek Mann, Elvis Okoro
  3. Sharef Danho, Joelle Thorgrimson, Joan Saary
  4. Cora S. Thiel, Beatrice A. Lauber, Liliana E. Layer, Oliver Ullrich
  5. Timothy G. Hammond, Holly H. Birdsall
  6. Masahiro Chatani, Akira Kudo
  7. Keshav S. Moharir, Vinita V. Kale, Abhay M. Ittadwar, Y. V. Pathak
  8. Karina Marshall-Goebel
  9. Michael A. Schmidt, Caleb M. Schmidt, Thomas J. Goodwin
  10. Pooja Kiran Ravi, Sheeba Varghese Gupta
  11. Pradeep Kumar, Priyamvada Pradeep, Sunaina Indermun, Mershen Govender, Yahya E. Choonara, Viness Pillay
  12. April E. Ronca, Moniece G. Lowe
  13. Shambhavi Borde, Dhirender Singh, Navneet Sharma, Dunesh Kumari, Harsh Chauhan
  14. Noriaki Ishioka, Akira Higashibata
  15. Adrian Macovei
  16. Deepak Gupta, Sheeba Varghese Gupta, Ningning Yang
  17. Timothy G. Hammond, Holly H. Birdsall
  18. Timothy G. Hammond, Holly H Birdsall

About this book


This two-volume handbook, directed at medical professionals who are involved in developing the space industry or are academicians (such as at Harvard, Stanford, and MIT) doing research in this area, covers current pharmaceutical knowledge about the difference in medication efficacy in space versus on Earth and includes trial results and best practices for the space research and travel industry. The well-known contributors come from an interdisciplinary background and address all aspects of the subject, from the physiological impact of spaceflight to the effects of radiation. 

As the commercial space industry expands its operations in industry and tourism, the field of space pharmaceuticals is growing commensurately. Existing pharmacological research from space is thoroughly covered in this book, and Earth applications are also described. Potential pharmacological solutions are posed along with the known challenges and examples from existing studies, which are detailed at length. This major reference work is a comprehensive and important medical resource for all space industry players.


Space pharmaceuticals Pharma research in space Pharmaceutical applications in space Performance of drugs in space Space medicine and pharmacology Impact of space on human body Medicine for space

Editors and affiliations

  • Yashwant Pathak
    • 1
  • Marlise Araújo dos Santos
    • 2
  • Luis Zea
    • 3
  1. 1.Health College of PharmacyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.PUCRSPartenon, Porto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.BioServe Space TechnologiesUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Reference Module Physical and Materials Science
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50909-9