Voluntis this week launched an upgraded version of Insulia, its digital therapeutic designed to give automated basal insulin dose recommendations and coaching messages for people with Type 2 diabetes. The company touted that its upgraded version of Insulia improves user experience and offers Spanish programming. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
The FDA this week approved the first generic version of Mylan‘s (NSDQ:MYL) Epipen emergency allergy auto-injector. Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA), which won the historic approval, plans to market the generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3mg and 0.15mg doses. There are other epinephrine auto-injectors on the market in the U.S., but Teva’s is the first that’s approved to directly substitute […]
Serial entrepreneur Jeff Karp has a philosophy for his laboratory: find important problems and get solutions to people quickly. To learn about the exciting technologies emerging from Karp’s lab, join us at DeviceTalks Boston on Oct. 8-10. After Jeff finished his PhD in chemical and biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto, he knew he wanted […]
Medtech titan Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon in Japan. The company won approval and reimbursement for its device last year from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for the treatment of peripheral artery disease in the upper leg. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Novocure (NSDQ:NVCR) and US Oncology Research said today that the groups are collaborating on a phase III pivotal trial designed to test Novocure’s Tumor Treating Fields with nab-paclitaxel and gemcitabine in patients with unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Using a network of community-based oncology practices, US Oncology Research plans to open 10 clinical trial sites to […]
Capillary Biomedical said today that it raised $2.9 million in a seed funding round to support regulatory filings and the launch of its insulin infusion technology. The company is gearing up for clinical trials to support a 510(k) filing and hopes to bring its SteadiSet infusion set to the market in 2019. Get the full story at our […]
Kaleo said today that despite ongoing manufacturing delays reported by epinephrine auto-injector manufacturers, Kaleo’s Auvi-Q device is available via prescription and that the privately-held company has ‘sufficient supply to meet any anticipated demand.’ Kaleo’s epinephrine auto-injector features voice instructions that guide users through the drug-delivery process and an auto-retractable needle system, according to the company. Get […]
Adherium (ASK:ADR) today launched over-the-counter sales of its Hailie digital inhaler add-on in the U.S. The sensor is designed to integrate directly with prescription inhaler medications, sending adherence reminders and relevant data to a user’s smartphone to assist in managing chronic respiratory conditions like asthma and COPD. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug […]
When Pat Sullivan joined Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) in 2014, the Billerica, Mass.-based company was reeling in roughly $300 million in revenue selling its Omnipod tubless insulin delivery system. Sullivan, a veteran of the medtech industry, saw a path to creating a billion-dollar company and it centered around the concept of making life easier for people with diabetes. “I […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its Inner Circle patient engagement program in the U.S. The medtech titan’s program, which is designed for people living with diabetes, uses gamification to motivate and encourage its users to practice behaviors that help them control their blood sugar levels. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery […]
For the last 20 years, Pamela Contag has studied cancer. And in that time, the world’s understanding of cancer has changed dramatically. “I remember when people were saying ‘One gene, one protein,” which we now know is wrong,” she told Drug Delivery Business News. “And then we thought cancer was a disruption in proliferation and really […]