Tandem Diabetes Care Launches T: Flex Insulin Pump
, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/— Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. , a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim® Insulin Pump, today announced that it is now taking orders for the t:flex Insulin Pump, with shipments planned to begin in June. The 480-unit t:flex Pump, cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in , is the largest capacity insulin pump currently offered in the United States .
“Two-thirds of the healthcare providers we interviewed prior to developing the t:flex Pump cited limited capacity as the number one barrier to pump adoption for people with type 2 diabetes who use insulin,” said Kim Blickenstaff , President and CEO of Tandem Diabetes Care . “We believe the t:flex Pump addresses an important unmet need in the diabetes community, with its 480-unit reservoir and 60-unit maximum bolus, and we are proud to offer this option for people with greater insulin needs.”
The t:flex Pump is designed for people who require more than 80 units of U-100 insulin per day, such as teenagers with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes. For people with greater insulin needs, the pump offers the benefits of pump therapy without the frequent reservoir changes required by 200- and 300-unit pumps. It incorporates the same slim design, advanced Micro-Delivery® technology, and simple-to-use touch-screen interface as the t:slim Insulin Pump, rated #1 by pump users for two years in a row.1
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About the t:flex Insulin Pump
Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Fda Clearance Of The T: Flex Insulin Pump
Largest-capacity Insulin Pump Cleared for People with Greater Insulin Needs
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim Insulin Pump, recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the Company clearance to market the t:flex Insulin Pump. At 480 units, the insulin reservoir of the t:flex Pump has the largest capacity currently available in the United States.
In recognizing that one size does not fit all, the t:flex Pump was developed using Tandems proprietary technology platform to bring t:slims benefits to people with greater insulin needs, said Kim Blickenstaff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tandem Diabetes Care. This first expansion of our product portfolio reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver user-friendly products that address unmet needs in the diabetes community.
The t:flex Pump is expected to launch in the United States in the second quarter of 2015. People interested in more information about the t:flex Pump can visit the Company website at www.tandemdiabetes.com/tflex. The Company will report its fourth quarter and year-end 2014 financial results later in the first quarter, and anticipates providing guidance for 2015, including initial commercialization objectives for the t:flex Pump, at that time.
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Us Fda Approves New Larger
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A new larger-reservoir insulin pump has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in patients aged 12 and over with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The t:flex insulin pump holds up to 480 units of insulin, in contrast to the 200- to 300-unit capacity of most other pumps. It is designed for people who require more than 100 units of U-100 insulin a day, including some teenagers with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes.
The official indication is “for the subcutaneous delivery of insulin, at set and variable rates, for the management of diabetes mellitus in persons requiring insulin, for individuals 12 years of age and greater.”
Incorporating the same design, technology, and touchscreen user interface as the current t:slim insulin pump, the t:flex “offers people with greater insulin needs the benefits of pump therapy without the frequent reservoir changes required by 200- and 300-unit capacity pumps,” according to a Tandem statement.
The t:flex pump is expected to launch in the United States in the second quarter of 2015 and will be the largest-capacity insulin pump currently available there, the company says. More information is available at www.tandemdiabetes.com/tflex.
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The t:flex cartridge is built for use with the Tandem t:flex Insulin Pump. It looks and functions much like the original, standard luer-lock connector. The t:lock leur-lock connectors lowers the time it takes to fill your infusion set by 30 seconds. Each box contain 10 cartridges.
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Tandem Diabetes Care Approved As Insulin Pump Vendor For Adp In Ontario Canada
Tandem Diabetes Care, an insulin delivery and diabetes technology company, announced that it is now registered as an approved vendor of insulin pumps and supplies under the Assistive Devices Program in Ontario, Canada.
Image: Tandem Diabetes Care has been registered as insulin pump vendor for ADP in Ontario, Canada. Photo: courtesy of Baitong333 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
The t:slim X2 insulin pump features Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring integration, making it the only CGM-integrated insulin pump approved in Canada for making daily diabetes treatment decisions without fingersticks.
This registration is meaningful, as approximately 40 percent of people living with type 1 diabetes in Canada reside in Ontario and are now able to obtain reimbursement for the t:slim X2 insulin pump, said John Sheridan, president and CEO of Tandem Diabetes Care.
Weve seen a high level of interest from people with diabetes in Canada, where insulin pump options have been limited in recent years. By reducing a financial barrier, this registration provides more people access to our exciting technology as a new option for insulin therapy management.
The t:slim X2 pump is up to 38 percent smaller than other insulin pumps and holds up to 300 units of insulin.5
Tandem Receives Fda Clearance For 480
Twitter summary: After lightning quick 2-month @US_FDA review, this 480-unit version of the t:slim is set to launch by June 2015 a win for ppl w/ high insulin needs
Tandem just announced FDA clearance of the t:flex, a 480-unit of version of its t:slim insulin pump . Tandem plans to launch the t:flex by June 2015 , and there has been a webpage up since its approval on January 12 for those who want to be notified when it starts shipping. The t:flex uses the same touchscreen and pump body as the t:slim pump, but with a larger 480-unit cartridge, which makes a lot of sense for those who require over 100 units of insulin a day. The t:flex should help address a growing need for larger insulin pump reservoirs, especially in type 2 diabetes. At the 2014 Diabetes Technology Meeting, Dr. Bruce Bode estimated that there are roughly 100,000-150,000 type 2 pumpers in the US, a dramatic increase from around 35,000 only six-to-eight years ago. This number is still low overall, though, compared to the number of people with type 2 diabetes who take insulin at meals.
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Tandems New T: Flex Insulin Pump With Huge Reservoir
Tandem Diabetes Care just announced that the FDA has given clearance to its t:flex insulin pump. Having the largest insulin store of any system available, the t:flex is aimed at diabetics who consume greater quantities of insulin. The reservoir holds 480 units of insulin, which may be sufficient for even the most brittle Type 1 patients.
The device is based on the t:slim insulin pump, having the same design and interface, as well as the companys Micro-Delivery technology. The company expects to begin shipments of the t:flex in the second quarter of 2015.
T: Flex Pump Large Capacity Insulin Pump
The FDA has approved the t:flex insulin pump for marketing. The pump, manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care, can store the largest amount of insulin of any pump available in the U.S. Designed for people who require more than 80 units of U-100 insulin per day, the t:flex pump makes insulin pump therapy a better option for those who are insulin resistant and require large amounts of insulin.
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