November 17, 2011

Tandem t:slim™ FDA Approval

From the News Wire:



Tandem Diabetes Care Announces FDA Clearance of the t:slim™ Insulin Delivery System
Smallest Insulin Pump System and First-Ever with a Touch ScreenSummary:    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the Company clearance to market the t:slim™ Insulin Delivery System.
    

SAN DIEGO,  November 16, 2011TandemDiabetes Care, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Company clearance to market the t:slim™ Insulin Delivery System (t:slim).  This new full-featured pump is the first-ever with a color touch screen, and is the smallest insulin pump system currently available. The t:slim is one of the first insulin pumps to be cleared under the FDA’s new Infusion Pump Improvement Initiative.
“With the clearance of t:slim, Tandem Diabetes Care has an opportunity to set a new standard in insulin infusion therapy,” said Kim Blickenstaff, president and CEO, Tandem Diabetes Care. “In creating t:slim, we spoke with more than 4,000 healthcare professionals and people with diabetes, and the clear message we heard was, ‘make it cool and make it uncomplicated to use.  Give us access to the most advanced features without extra effort.’  The t:slim’s touch screen interface has been proven in extensive user studies to be easy to learn and to use by new and experienced pump users alike.” More

1 comment:

The Diabetic Camper said...

I am interested. It seems like they over engineer pumps too often and forget about the human factor. I hope it is of quality materials. When I read the "open letter to Steve jobs" I was concerned. I have a bucket of cheap apple products and don't need to add an insulin pump to it.