Commercial efforts to develop a viable artificial pancreas have been underway for over twenty years. The following diagram shows some of the key players in this effort using the format of an evolutionary cladogram.
In the past two years there has been a considerable change in the prospects of companies working on the bioartificial pancreas.
Companies that have abandoned their research:
Companies that have greatly reduced efforts because of poor results:
Companies that have progressed in results and research intensity:
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Most companies work on microencapsulation technology. Click below for a brief description of each company.