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PERISTALTIC MULTISTAGE MICRO-MECHANICAL PUMP FOR NEXT GENERATION DIABETES MANAGEMENT

Objective

More than 30 million people are living with diabetes in the EU, with a prevalence expected to grow to over 10% of the adult population by the year 2030. Despite modern treatments, the life expectancy of patients with type 1 diabetes remains reduced as compared to healthy people due to lack of efficient therapies. An “artificial pancreas” is the ultimate solution for such therapy: a device performing a continuous glucose measurement and pumping precise doses of insulin and other hormones needed for the treatment. The closed-loop artificial pancreases promises an agile solution where the diabetes patients may effectively feel relieved from their disease as the blood glucose level is automatically controlled using a mixture of multiple hormones simultaneously. Such an innovative technology alleviates the burden of carbohydrate counting and automatically ensuring the optimal glucose level at all times. However, a small, lightweight device which is able to administrate multiple hormones is still lacking. This proposal seeks to develop a novel micro-peristaltic pump on silicon, to be integrated with a transdermal smart patch loaded with the three hormones delivered by silicon microneedles. The PRISMA innovation is possible thanks to the achievements of the FET-OPEN project “BioWings”, where the concept of thin-film micropump using actuating materials has been prototyped.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-4
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Funding Scheme

CSA-LSP - Coordination and support action Lump sum

Coordinator

DAY ONE SRL
Address
Viale Dell Oceano Atlantico 18
00144 Rome
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (1)

CEOX IVS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Paradisaeblevej 84 4 Th
2500 Valby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)