Medtronic Secures Health Canada License for MiniMed 630G System

Friday, October 21, 2016

Source: Drug Delivery

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) subsidiary Medtronic Canada said today that it landed a license with Health Canada for its MiniMed 630G insulin pump system for patients with diabetes mellitus.

The Fridley, Minn.-based company said it interviewed more than 1,000 diabetes patients to better understand the features they look for in an insulin pump. The final product has a user-friendly pump that is waterproof in up to 12 feet of water for a maximum of 24 hours and features a high-definition screen.

The 630G system integrates continuous glucose monitoring and the company’s SmartGuard tech, which triggers an alarm when the sensor reaches a preset low limit. If the user in unresponsive to the alarm, the device will suspend insulin delivery. The SmartGuard features are the 1st of its kind in Canada, according to Medtronic.

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