The Machine Preservation Trial was the first international, randomised, controlled, multicenter trial to investigate the efficacy and cost effectiveness of continuous hypothermic machine perfusion versus static storage in deceased donor kidneys (336 kidney pairs; 672 recipients).

The execution of this medical research has been supported by Med-Assist. In all phases of medical research Med-Assist offers support. Acquiring financial means, finding partners, training of teams in the planning phase as well as logistical assistance during the execution phase of a trial is core business of Med-Assist.


On January 1, 2009, results of this first prospective landmark study demonstrating the merits of machine perfusion were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.