FreeStyle Libre 14-day flash glucose monitoring system
AbbottAbbott’s FreeStyle Libre system is a glucose-measuring system that eliminates the need for finger sticks or fingerstick calibrations. It measures glucose levels through a small sensor that is applied to the back of a user’s upper arm. The sensor is the size of two stacked quarters and gives real-time readings for up to 10 days, according to the company. The sensor is also able to read glucose levels through clothes.
Each scan provides three pieces of data, including real-time glucose results, an eight-hour historical trend and a trend arrow showing the direction their glucose is headed. The accompanying touchscreen reader can hold up to 90 days worth of data to allow people to track glucose levels over time.
Axios stent and electrocautery enhanced delivery system
Boston ScientificThe Axios stent and electrocautery enhanced delivery system is designed to offer therapeutic endoscopists to safely and accurately access a pancreatic fluid collection from the gastrointestinal tract to place an Axios stent. The system uses a cautery-enabled access catheter with the therapeutic Axios stent for an exchange-free procedure.
The Axios catheter is energized and deployed through tissue walls and into target structures under EUS guidance. The catheter sheath is retracted which allows the stent to be deployed. Then, the delivery system is withdrawn.
Implantable system for Remodulin
Medtronic’s implantable system for Remodulin is designed to treat patients who have pulmonary arterial hypertension. The system features the company’s SynchroMed II implantable drug infusion pump with a newly developed intravascular catheter that delivers Remodulin intravenously to patients who have previously received the drug through an external infusion pump.