A screen grab off Asante's site shows Pearl looks like this:
I don't know much about it but this is what the company web site says:
The Pearl insulin pump is designed to make living every day with an insulin pump, easier.
Filling a pump reservoir is an outdated process in today’s world. So we designed our insulin pump around a pre-filled insulin cartridge, a simple-to-use interface, a pump that primes itself as you assemble it, and occlusion detection designed to identify occlusions earlier. Not just fancier, but really, less work.
The Pearl insulin pump has a durable controller and a replaceable pump body that, once assembled, functions as a "traditional" insulin pump. Just insert the prefilled cartridge into the replaceable pump body that simply clicks together with the controller, and off you go.
Half the work, half the time.
OK. There ya go.
Reservoirs are not on the top of my list of pump issues but Your Diabetes May Vary. I left a message for a PR guy and will pass on what I learn.
Kudos to Bernard for spotting the FDA announcement.