Ismar Frontier: Prototype Components is a side quest that can be started after Priority: SurKesh, by visiting Huerta Memorial Hospital.
Inside, check the room next to the one where your crew member is located, across the hallway.
The quest giver is a Salarian scientist.
When to start
After Priority: SurKesh
“A scientist is searching for missing prototypes for a biotic amplification system.
Search the Ismar Frontier for the components and return them to the scientist on the Citadel.”
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To complete the mission go back to Normandy and using the Galaxy Map, from Milky Way, travel to Ismar Frontier (western side).
After you enter the system, find planet Metaponto, scan it, and send a probe to retrieve the components.
Return to the quest giver to complete the mission.
Next side-mission is Apien Crest: Banner of the First Regiment.