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…
Francine Kaufman is one of the most recognized individuals in the field of diabetes care. She's a world-renown pediatric endocrinologist at USC, a former ADA president, the author of Diabesity. Late last year, she made the leap to industry, joining Medtronic to become "a key architect of the company’s global diabetes strategy." Today we're privileged to hear her thoughts on then, now, and why:
A Guest Post by Dr. Francine Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer, Medtronic…Read more »
It’s been a whirlwind few days here at the 2009 American Diabetes Association annual conference in New Orleans. Consider:
389 oral presentations
100 clinical symposia (more science talks)
104 late-breaking abstracts (papers submitted after the conference program was filled up)
1,538 research posters
465 published abstracts (research synopses)
150+ exhibitors on one enormous exposition floor
In short, it’s been factual overload — beginning with the first thing I learned this weekend: I didn’t even know…Read more »
It's Sunday morning, and as predicted, my feet hurt already. Been so busy running around the halls of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center here in New Orleans, meeting D-folk and soaking up as much info as possible, that I haven't had much time to post yet. Been twittering intermittently, though. Catch up my updates there.
For the big news, see the myriad MSM headlines about the RECORD study results, a controversial trial showing that…