MECABARP - Clinical study of the mechanical properties of MAILPAN Bioartificial Pancreas


The aim of the MECABARP project is to understand the behaviour of complex implantable medical devices, both on test benches and post-implantation in young pigs. This means various aspects will be studied: its mechanical resistance, its lifespan and how it adapts to its site of implantation. Three test phases will eliminate any risk of rupture, protect the patient from any adverse effects of the device and offer the most reliable implantable pancreas in the long term. This project will lead to an authorisation to start clinical trials on human subjects. It will also accelerate the launch of Europe's first bioartificial pancreas for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.