Insulet Corporation will soon release its updated OmniPod insulin pump, a tubeless device that interacts wirelessly with an accompanying Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM).
The new pump is a third smaller and a quarter lighter than the previous model and stores the same 200-units of insulin as before. It will also come with a new PDM that the company promises to include useful improvements.
“Preparations are underway to launch the new OmniPod, including training of healthcare professionals and transitioning the rest of our manufacturing production,” said Mr. DeSisto. “We expect that these initiatives will take approximately two to three months to complete and anticipate our first shipments in the U.S. to occur in late Q1 2013. Like the System itself, converting our current OmniPod users to the new system has been designed to be extremely easy as to ensure a seamless transition.”
Customers are encouraged to keep informed via http://www.MyOmniPod.com/NewOmniPod where the Company will publish its latest information about the exact timing and availability of the new OmniPod System, including details on how current users will be converted. Additionally, current users will receive direct notification from the Company when the conversion process is commencing.
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