Medtronic warns on connectivity issue with Guardian Connect app

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) this month issued a letter to physicians warning them of a potential connectivity issue with the Guardian Connect mobile app. The medtech giant warned that people using the Guardian Connect system to keep track of their blood sugar levels should update to the latest version of the mobile app as soon as possible. Get

Study finds nearly half of people with diabetes skip care due to costs

A newly-published report from UpWell Health found that nearly half of Americans with diabetes have skipped medical care at times because they couldn’t afford it. The 5,000-person survey showed that diabetes doesn’t just take a financial toll on people’s lives – it can impact their relationships, too; 37% of respondents reported that diabetes has harmed

DreaMed Diabetes wins FDA authorization to market insulin therapy management platform

DreaMed Diabetes said today that U.S. FDA has granted a de novo request for DreaMed Advisor Pro, its AI-based diabetes treatment decision support software. The news comes about four months after the Petah Tikva, Israel–based company won CE Mark clearance for the decision-support platform, which is meant to help healthcare professionals manage insulin therapy for people with Type

Beta Bionics taps Senseonics’ implantable glucose monitor for artificial pancreas

Senseonics‘ (NYSE:SENS) said today that it inked a deal to integrate glucose data from its Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system into Beta Bionics‘ investigational iLet bionic pancreas. According to the terms of the development agreement, Beta Bionics and Senseonics will work together to combine the two systems in the hopes of driving insulin and glucagon dosing […]

Common Sensing, Flex partner to redesign digital insulin pen sensor

Common Sensing said today that it has enlisted design company Flex to help redesign its Gocap insulin pen device. Flex is tasked with finding materials to help extend the product’s battery life, as well as boost measurement accuracy and prepare for high volume manufacturing. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.

This tattoo-like sensor measures blood glucose levels non-invasively

Diabetes tracking can be a scary and tedious task, but University of California at San Diego researchers have developed a needless glucose monitor tattoo sensor that measures insulin levels through sweat on the skin. There are approximately 30.3 million people living with diabetes in the U.S., according to the American Diabetes Association. Monitoring blood sugar

Smartphone-based device could detect retinopathy at home

University of California at Berkeley researchers have developed a smartphone-based device that examines the retina and acts as a user-friendly version of the optometrist’s ophthalmoscope. Daniel Fletcher and his students developed the handheld ophthalmoscope by pairing the imaging capabilities of a smartphone with software that is designed to examine the retina. “The advanced technology built

Speakers you need to see at DeviceTalks Minnesota

A Google executive whose own heart problems spurred her to seek medtech innovation, a leader at Abbott who wants to drive healthcare value, the head of an upstart company seeking to transform diabetes care — those are but some of the speakers you will encounter at DeviceTalks Minnesota this June. Read on to find out

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How Bigfoot Biomedical’s CEO wants to boost diabetes management

Jeffrey Brewer faced the biggest challenge of his life when his 7-year-old son Sean received a diabetes diagnosis in 2002: Diabetes became the new focus for Brewer’s energy. In his role as CEO at JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) between 2011 and 2014, Brewer forged financial partnerships with industry to drive the development

Polyplastics copolymer used in Tandem wearable insulin pumps

Polyplastics‘s Topas 8007S-0$ cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) is now being used in Tandem Diabetes Care‘s insulin delivery pumps. The Tandem t:slim X2 Insulin Pump is one of the smallest pumps on the market. It is a continuous glucose monitor-enabled pump that lets users make decisions about their treatment without having to prick their finger to

Bigfoot brings Series B total to $55m with new investment from Abbott

Reeling in an $18 million add-on to the $37 million Series B that it reported last year, Bigfoot Biomedical touted today that it has raised over $90 million in total funding since the Milpitas, Calif.-based company first launched. Investments from Abbott (NYSE:ABT), which has an established partnership with Bigfoot, and other new and existing investors, brought the […]

10 women medtech leaders you should know

There is a women’s leadership gap in the U.S., and women in medtech have been working to alleviate that problem. According to a report from the Centers for American Progress, women hold 52% of professional jobs in the U.S., but only 14.6% are CEOs, 8.1% are top earners and 4.6% are Fortune 500 CEOs. More specifically,

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8 women medtech innovators you need to know

As we celebrate more women becoming medtech leaders and paving the way for innovation, it’s important to remember the many accomplishments women have already made when it comes to the advancement of health and medicine. X-rays on the battlefield, the American Red Cross, leprosy treatment and more — these advances happened because of women. As

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Medtronic thinks these clinics could be the future of diabetes care: Here’s why

Managing a chronic illness can feel like a full-time job. Between juggling multiple appointments with an array of specialists and following a meticulous care plan, patients dealing with conditions like diabetes have a lot on their plate. Medtech titan Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) wants to help change that. The company’s CEO, Omar Ishrak, placed his faith in value-based care as the […]

Medtronic expands insulin pump portfolio with MiniMed Mio infusion set

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) has launched its MiniMed Mio Advance infusion sets, which are designed for people managing their diabetes with insulin pump therapy. The medtech titan touted its product, which was developed by ConvaTec, as boasting a user-friendly design that allows patients to access hard-to-reach sites, like the lower back. The infusion system has no visible needle […]