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Companion Medical, a leader in the development of advanced technology to improve diabetes care, recently announced that it has begun commercial sales of the InPen® system in the United States. InPen is available by prescription only and is a covered benefit under many insurance plans. The InPen is for use with U-100 Lilly Humalog® and Novo Nordisk Novolog® rapid-acting insulin and indicated for persons aged 12 years and older.
The Companion App home screen gives a summary of your current data. It provides last dose and last blood glucose information, an active insulin display (like an insulin pump) and a graphical depiction of the last 10 hours. In addition, you can access the dose calculator to help with the diffcult calculations required for insulin dosing.
“I am pleased to announce the commercial launch of InPen. The InPen system is a significant step toward true integrated diabetes management,” said CEO Sean Saint. “Our team has worked diligently to develop a solution for people living with diabetes who want the benefits of an insulin pump without the cost or burden of being tethered to a device.”
InPen is the first and only FDA-cleared solution that combines an insulin injector pen with an intuitive smartphone app and bolus advisor using Bluetooth® technology. InPen tracks insulin doses, including priming, and automatically sends the data to the user’s mobile device, providing decision support for the constant monitoring and calculating necessary for successful insulin therapy. InPen includes technology to:
- Calculate and recommend optimal dosing;
- Track history and timing of doses for a full year;
- Monitor insulin temperature;
- Remind the user when to take insulin;
- Display last dose and insulin-on-board; and
- Generate actionable reports for the healthcare provider.
The InPen app is compatible with iOS 10 and later and is available on the Apple Store. The app for Android is under development with expected release in Q2 2018. The InPen app allows glucose data from blood glucose meters and continuous glucose monitors to integrate with the app via integration with Apple Health.
For more information, visit www.companionmedical.com.
About Companion Medical
Companion Medical, Inc. (www.companionmedical.com) is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA. The company leverages cross-functional engineering expertise, clinical experience, and first-hand knowledge of diabetes lifestyles to develop innovative solutions for diabetes management.
For Further Information
More on the diabetes device market in the U.S. can be found in a series of reports published by iData Research entitled the US Market Report Suite for Diabetes Monitoring, Treatment and Drug Delivery. The suite covers reports on the following markets: blood glucose meters, blood glucose test strips, lancets and lancing devices, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), insulin, inulin pens, insulin syringes and insulin pumps.
The iData report series on diabetes devices covers the U.S. and 15 countries in Europe including Germany, France, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg), Scandinavia (Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway), Portugal, Austria and Switzerland. Reports provide a comprehensive analysis including units sold, procedure numbers, market value, forecasts, as well as detailed competitive market shares and analysis of major players’ success strategies in each market and segment. To find out more about diabetes device market data or procedure data, register online or email us at [email protected] for a US Market Report Suite for Diabetes Monitoring, Treatment and Drug Delivery brochure and synopsis.