Last week, I spent a little bit of time at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, a nearly-thirty-year-old annual gathering that’s become “the health care industry’s premier financial event, giving more than 330 companies a chance to make formal pitches to institutional investors.” Due to a houseful of sickies at home, I wasn’t able to attend as many presentations as I’d have liked, but I did catch a few of the “biggies,” including the talk by…Read more »
Very big news in the diabetes world today, Folks: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has announced a partnership with insulin pump makers Animas Corp. (a Johnson & Johnson company) to actually start building the first ready-for-market artificial pancreas, i.e. “a fully automated system to dispense insulin … based on real-time changes in blood sugar levels.” DexCom will provide the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for the new system being developed.
I was fortunate to…
Today, just a sampling of some of the interesting stuff presented at last week’s Diabetes Technology Society meeting, that will be out on the market in … um… some years from now (?):
IN-105 Oral Insulin for Type 2 diabetes – Biocon Limited, apparently India’s premier biotechnology company, has been developing oral insulin tablets for some years now. Positive research results were announced last year. And they’re not just for basal use, either. Studies confirmed…Read more »
The Diabetes Technology Society held its annual meeting last Thursday through Saturday, which always takes place just about a mile and a half from my house. But guess what? This was the very first year that I found myself on the inside of this exclusive event, participating in a panel (the very last panel of the 3-day event) on “technologies to drive patient adherence.”
The term “adherence” made me bristle, too, because it sounds like…
Welcome to Part 2 of my talk with award-winning journalist and Type 1 diabetic Dan Hurley, whose new “epic book” Diabetes Rising is due out soon. In case you missed it, read Part 1 of the interview here. Today, Dan talks about achieving the impossible — an artificial pancreas that works, and a diabetes community that will band together to demand faster, better treatment advances.
DiabetesMine) While working on this book, what did you…Read more »