With over 30 years of experience in basic research, technology development, prototyping, and product commercialization, we at M.E.C. are ideally suited to perform contract R&D for universities and medical research organizations.

We believe in taking a creative approach to innovation and tailoring it to your specific requirements. From fundamental research to leading-edge products, MEC is a recognized leader in the fields of:


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Some studies performed with our equipments:

European Space Agency

ESA Parabolic Flight Campaigns

Chests wall shape and motion in microgravity



Paiva, M., et al., Lung volumes and chest wall mechanics during short periods of microgravity, ESA EWP 1510, pags. 6-21



Neck and Abdominal Muscle Activity in Patients with Severe Thoracic Scoliosis


Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., Volume 158, Number 2, August 1998, 452-457


The flow interruption technique for measuring respiratory resistance 

  1. Bates, J. Milic-Emili

Journal of Critical Care, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 227-238


Rib cage and diaphragm-abdomen compliance in humans: effects of age and posture

  1. Estenne, J. C. Yernault and A. De Troyer
    J Appl Physiol 59: 1842-1848, 1985;

Mechanism of relief of dyspnea after thoracocentesis in patients with large pleural effusions.

  1. Estenne, J. C. Yernault and A. De Troyer

Am J Med. 1983 May;74(5):813-9.


Variability in lung elasticity measurements in normal humans

Yernault JCNoseda AVan Muylem AEstenne M

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1983 Nov;128(5):816-9