Shares in Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) rose 4% today after the company announced a partnership with UnitedHealth (NYSE:UNH) to assess if data from a continuous glucose monitor can help people with Type II diabetes manage their condition in a cost-effective way. UnitedHealth is slated to use CGM data, as well as diet and exercise activity, in a study of 10,000 people […]
Kala Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:KALA) this month expanded its team of C-suite executives, naming Todd Bazemore as chief operating officer. Bazemore has spent more than 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, most recently working as EVP and COO for Santhera Pharmaceuticals. He has also spent time at Dyax Corp., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, and Muro Pharmaceuticals. “We welcome Todd to […]
Dexcom (NSDQ:DXCM) said today that it inked a development deal with Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) to include its continuous glucose monitor in the insulin-maker’s connected delivery devices. The pair plans to start clinical trials by the end of this year, adding that they hope to position the combination of their technologies as a comprehensive solution for people with diabetes. […]
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 […]
Eli Lilly‘s (NYSE:LLY) Humalog Junior KwikPen insulin lispro injection is available in the U.S. by prescription for people with diabetes, the company said today. The drug-device combination product is designed as a pre-filled, disposable half-unit insulin pen. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
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, […]
Shares in Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) fell today even though the drugmaker beat expectations on Wall Street with its second quarter results. The Indianapolis-based company posted profits of $1.01 billion, or 95¢ per share, on sales of $5.82 billion for the 3 months ended June 30, for bottom-line growth of 35% on sales growth of 8% compared with […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) said today that it pledged up to $52 million to Purdue University as part of a 5-year research agreement. The deal is Purdue’s largest strategic collaboration with a single company, according to the university. The group is slated to focus on improving the delivery of injectable medications with the goals of reducing pain and the […]
Cindy Kent is no stranger to medtech – she’s spent 20 years in healthcare, moving up the ranks and finding her way to president & GM for 3M’s infection prevention division. She spoke with MassDevice.com Publisher Brian Johnson at the DeviceTalks event in Minnesota this week about her skills as a leader, how she ended […]
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY) said today that the FDA approved its Humalog Junior KwikPen for the treatment of diabetes. The device is a pre-filled pen with half-unit dosing capabilities, which Eli Lilly said gives patients access to finer dose adjustment. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) last month named Bret Christensen as its chief commercial officer to lead the company’s sales, marketing, customer care, market access and advocacy. He most recently served as GM of Myriad Genetics’ preventive care business division. He has also worked as VP of sales and marketing of the gynecologic surgical products unit at Hologic. Get […]