Ypsomed plans to supply Bigfoot Biomedical with a modified version of its Orbit infusion set for the pivotal trial of Bigfoot’s automated insulin delivery system, the companies said today. Ypsomed’s Orbit infusion sets can be rotated 360°, giving users the freedom to move around, and are fitted using a heat-activated patch. The infusion sets are available with steel or […]
Designing devices centered around patients is a goal espoused by nearly all device companies nowadays, as they aim to make products that people want to use and can incorporate into their everyday lives. Underscoring those products is often years of research and some in the industry have begun to think about how a patient’s needs […]
Bigfoot Biomedical‘s chief executive is excited about Abbott‘s (NYSE:ABT) latest regulatory win – and it’s not just because the two companies have an established partnership. Yesterday, the FDA approved Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Flash continuous glucose monitoring system. It’s the first device of its kind, allowing patients to track their blood glucose levels without the use of routine finger […]
Shacey Petrovic spent nearly a decade trying to convince her diabetic father to switch to an insulin pump, rather than inject himself multiple times each day. But he was wary of the tubing and other challenges that come with constantly wearing a pump. So when Petrovic was tapped to serve as chief commercial officer at Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) in February 2015, […]
On Tuesday, biotech and pharmaceutical companies urged president Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to end former president Barack Obama’s policy protecting undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Attorney general Jeff Sessions said Tuesday morning that Trump would move to halt the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months, unless […]
Just one week after Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said it inked a deal with Bigfoot Biomedical to develop an automated diabetes management system, CEO Miles White told analysts that he thinks Bigfoot is playing an important role in the strategic change taking place in the space. “It’s a fairly clever service and approach that I think will create, not just an […]
Bigfoot Biomedical is a highly competitive player in medtech’s race to develop an artificial pancreas. The 50-person company has made rapid progress towards developing a smart, automated insulin delivery system since its beginnings in 2014. Just yesterday Bigfoot announced that it is partnering with Abbott, bringing together Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring tech and Bigfoot’s insulin […]
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) and Bigfoot Biomedical said today that the companies inked a deal to develop and commercialize diabetes management systems. The collaboration will bring together Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring tech and Bigfoot’s insulin delivery platform, the companies reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Artificial pancreas developer Bigfoot Biomedical said today that it acquired Patients Pending and its connected insulin pen technology for an undisclosed amount. With this acquisition, Bigfoot said it is the 1st company to simultaneously pursue both insulin infusion and injection delivery solutions. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Medical device companies are close to achieving the holy grail of diabetes treatment: a combined glucose sensor, control algorithm and insulin infusion device that effectively acts as an “artificial pancreas.” We explain more in the newest video from editors at MassDevice’s sister publication Medical Design & Outsourcing. (And for a deeper dive, check out our recent […]
Over 50 years ago, scientists discovered the ability to externally control blood glucose regulation for individuals with type 1 diabetes. Since then, researchers in the field of diabetes management have dreamt of creating a closed-loop system – a combined glucose sensor, control algorithm and insulin infusion device – to effectively act as an “artificial pancreas” […]