Medical Research Vessel
Iasoan is a medical research ship owned and operated by Rohm LifeSciences Inc., an affiliate of The Rohm Company, a conglomerate that manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals, chemicals and medical devices.
The research is conducted on a ship, rather than planetside, because it is top secret and because zero gravity is needed for some of the manufacturing processes. The ship was located outside Colonial space ostensibly for tax reasons (to avoid Colonal corporate taxes) and because its activities are quite possibly against Colonial law: Iasoan is researching and building prosthetics controlled by human brain impulses. In other words, bio-electronics, with AI elements.
Total crew and staff on Day Zero was 337, including patients.
- Hokandeya Pierce