A company has developed a new artificial pancreas for chronic, chronic pain sufferers.
The new system was designed to help patients with the condition, which can cause extreme pain and is especially difficult to treat, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
The technology is designed to mimic the digestive system and can be implanted on a person’s abdomen or thigh.
Golgi, which makes artificial pancREX, says its artificial pancreses will “provide the ability to effectively manage chronic pain and improve quality of life in people with chronic pain.”
The company said the new product is based on the Pancreas of Life technology developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University.
The Pancreases of Life is a new, FDA-approved technology that mimics the pancreases in the human body and allows them to be implanted into the body for the first time.
The company is hoping to commercialize its technology in the next five years.
A spokeswoman for Golgi said the company is in discussions with a number of partners in the healthcare space.