The DECAPES project is based on the development of a new semi-permeable membrane for MailPan®, a cell encapsulation device, using electrospinning. The electrospinning manufacturing method will be determined by the ICPEES laboratory (Strasbourg), then industrialised by Statice (Besançon) and tested in vitro and in vivo by Defymed.
A project co-financed by : the Grand-Est region, the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region, BioValley France, the Pôle des Micro-technique (PMT) , the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the BPI.
The design of MailPan® has been developed to allow it to be implanted in a physiological site (extra-peritoneal), by micro-invasive surgery and, above all, to be able to be implanted in different sites and thus target therapeutic applications other than diabetes, such as intrathecal for pain or intracerebral for Parkinson’s disease.
The ICPEES is a joint research unit under the supervision of the University of Strasbourg and the CNRS. ICPEES is located on the CNRS campus in Cronenbourg in the premises of the School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials (ECPM).
International specialist in electrospinning, its team is recognised for its unique expertise in the development of functional nanofibrous materials.
Statice supports regulatory manufacturers of class I to III medical devices in the stages of their innovative projects, from feasibility to mass production. Start-ups, SMEs and large groups can thus benefit from the company’s technical expertise, particularly in the field of polymers and microtechnology.
At Defymed, we develop and market innovative implantable medical devices that physiologically deliver therapeutic compounds to improve clinical efficacy and patient comfort with an initial focus on diabetes.
Meeting regulatory requirements
Maintain compatibility with the cellular encapsulation
Production of new generation devices
Reduction of pore size
Notification of project funding from the regions
Launch of the project
Publication of web pages