Insulet Corp and DexCom Inc, makers of insulin pumps and wireless blood glucose monitors respectively, are joining forces on developing a system that incorporates their products into a unified whole.
From the press release:
The PDM [Personal Diabetes Manager –ed.] with DexCom technology will combine the functionality of both systems’ handheld receivers into one single handheld wireless device, eliminating the need for a separate receiver. The PDM will be used to program the wearable OmniPod with insulin delivery instructions and will also receive and display continuous glucose readings directly from DexCom’s wearable sensor transmitter. The integrated system will provide patients with continuous information about glucose levels and allow patients to continuously track trends, enabling them to accurately anticipate excursions outside of normal glucose levels and to make appropriate treatment adjustments. Alarms on the PDM will immediately alert the patient when glucose levels are outside of the target range, allowing the patient the opportunity to intervene and prevent acute events. Development, clinical and regulatory efforts are expected to continue throughout 2008, with an anticipated product launch in mid-2009.
Press release: Insulet Corporation and DexCom Announce Development Agreement
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