July 7, 2017

Vote for FDA's AP Efforts as Excellent Public Service

FDA has given us, diabetes community, excellent efforts on artificial pancreas regulation. They have worked with innovators and patients to help the regulatory process work for people with diabetes. We should say thanks. Here is an easy way to do that.

Vote to recognize FDA's Artificial

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"Courtney Lias, Stayce Beck and the FDA Artificial Pancreas Team"

Here are the details:
The FDA's Artificial Pancreas team was selected as a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service for America Medal in the Management Excellence category for our contribution to the first-in-the-world approval of the 670G hybrid closed loop system last fall. These Medals are awarded by the Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit organization whose mission is to "help government serve the needs of all Americans by strengthening the civil service and the systems that support it." In part the nomination says:

Before Lias and Beck got involved, both the industry and patient advocacy groups publicly voiced concerns that FDA’s review process caused unnecessary roadblocks and was standing in the way of developing this technology and delivering it to those in need. 
Lias and Beck changed this dynamic by treating all those involved—the device companies doing the research, the doctors, the hospitals and the advocacy groups—as partners, not adversaries, as they worked to improve and speed up the process. 
“They used to see the FDA as a barrier and now I believe they see us as an ally,” Lias said.
Read the full details of the nomination.

More information about the award program can be found here https://servicetoamericamedals.org


  1. Does anyone know how much this artificial pancreas cost to buy and maintain with supplies? There seems to be no price any where.

  2. Where do I get an AP? How much is it?

  3. Currently the only approves system is from Medtronic. Your costs may vary, contract your insurer and or Medtronic.