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 »
Please welcome a brand new judge this year in the 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, Dr. Daniel Crowe. He is Medical Director of the Diabetes Program at Southboro Medical Group in Massachusetts, and a long-time type 1 himself.
As a diabetologist who wears his very own insulin pump and CGM, Dan brings a unique perspective to this contest and the prospects of innovative diabetes tools:
DM) First off, can you tell us what it's like to…Read more »
A new addition to our DiabetesMine Design Challenge Judges' Panel this year is John Steuart, Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage information technology companies. John himself has spent the last 20 years building and investing in technology and life science companies, so you might say he knows his stuff.
Today, we spend a few minutes 'picking this VC's brain' on mobile health solutions and other innovations…
A few days ago I got an email alert from a company called MedApps that claims it's unveiling the world's first affordable and reliable mobile health monitoring system at the upcoming American Telemedicine Association conference in Las Vegas, April 26-28. And what functionality are they previewing? A system for remote upload of glucose data, of course.
I just bet, knowing how prevalent (and profitable) diabetes is, that the ATA event will be positively riddled with…
Wireless technology leader Qualcomm Inc. has some very big ideas about untethered devices for healthcare, and in particular, about using your mobile phone as a health aid. I was lucky enough last week to get a "back stage pass" for a chat with Don Jones, the company's VP of Business Development, who's considered a visionary on the application of wireless technology to the healthcare and medical device sectors.
DM) Don, in just a few sentences,…