Amy Tenderich from DiabetesMine spoke with Thierry Navarro, co-founder of PICOSULIN, a Geneva, Switzerland company developing a patch and an insulin pump with an unusually open R&D process.
“We think differently from the traditional way of keeping R&D secret. We have perfected our technology, and we’re disclosing the benefits. Now we want to try to get feedback from all the over world. We’re using a website survey to capture input from Europe, Asia and the US, ” Thierry says.
Here’s more about the technology from the product page:
The simplicity of the system is based on the use of a plastic micro pump which is connected to an ultra precise mechanical system (patent pending) capable of delivering a bolus of 25nl (0.0025U) that is 20 times more precise than any of the existing competing patches on the market which deliver 500nl (0.05U).
What’s more, the micro pump uses a volumetric pump mechanism capable of aspirating insulin directly from any type or brand of PenFill cartridge.
Performance aside, it has the major advantages of its very small size and modular design: the “PicoPatch” is a wearable patch only 0.59 inches (15 mm) thick, loaded with a standard PenFill cartridge containing 3ml of insulin.