Medtronic Secures Health Canada License for MiniMed 630G System
Friday, October 21, 2016
Source: Drug Delivery
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.