Ever since Insulet launched the Omnipod five years ago, the patch pump has been gaining steam as the must-have gadget for diabetes device companies. Many companies are in the works developing (or acquiring the technology to develop) their own, from market leaders Medtronic to newcomers like Debiotech with their Jewel pump. Now another company out of London, Cellnovo, is making its way on the scene, and getting some very hot press… but how good is…Read more »
Today, we hope to continue motivating y’all to get involved in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge!
One of the new faces on our Judging Panel this year comes from our sponsor, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). Dr. Sophia Chang is Director of CHCF’s Better Chronic Disease Care program. She’s an internist who’s done a lot of work with AIDS patients and also medical research examining health disparities in breast cancer care.
Sophia’s also a really…
In January, I met with Dr. Ed Damiano, one of the co-investigators at Boston University studying the artificial pancreas trials in humans. At the end of our conversation, he invited me to come up to Boston to check out one of the experiments. The artificial pancreas project has always been something I’ve been a little skeptical of, especially since I haven’t had the best experience with the continuous glucose monitor. However, the more I hear…Read more »
We are now two weeks into the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge — our annual diabetes/medical device design innovation competition that has sparked national attention — and it’s time to get to know this year’s Expert Judges. We’ve got a few new faces, along with some returning favorites.
From a design student at Northwestern University, to a winner of the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, to a product manager of insulin pumps at Medtronic, Samantha Katz has…
Wow, most of that post header came out like some kind of pet command. Sorry. I’m just excited, I suppose, to have been contacted by the renown innovation research firm Cambridge Consultants on this project: they’re looking into combination products* for the diabetes community and would like to ask all of us to complete a brief survey, to give real and actual patient perspectives on how we choose our devices and how we feel about…Read more »