In a word, no. The International Space Station was “born” in Ronald Regan’s 1984 State of the Union speech, in which he promised that NASA would build a space station (ISS) which would permit “quantum leaps in our research in science, communications, in metals, and in life saving medicines which can be manufactured only in space.”
The ISS became operational in November 2000 – 15 years ago and just before 2001: A Space Odyssey was released. It costs $350,000 an hour to operate, with 1,000 staffers on the ground for every astronaut. The staff on board spends about 20% of their time just maintaining the 1MM pound, football field sized facility. Over all this time, no one is using medicines or materials invented on the ISS, let alone made there. Here’s the worst part: about 40% of the station’s commercial research capacity remains unused. Apparently, there’s just no idea or reason good enough to require the ISS as a laboratory.
Source: The Atlantic, Jan/Feb 2015