June 25, 2018
Two years after originally announcing it, Medtronic and IBM Watson have launched their joint platform the Sugar.IQ, a digital diabetes assistant.
“It is designed for people who are currently using Guardian Connect; so made for people on multiple daily injections. It is a personal assistant a little bit like Alexa or Siri,” Huzefa Neemuchwala, global head of digital health solutions and AI at...
June 25, 2018
This weekend saw the kickoff of the American Diabetes Association’s 78th annual conference, and with it a slew of new data from diabetes management players. The meeting included presentation on studies covering a range of technologies, such as continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, apps, and other digital-backed management strategies.
Among the studies highlighted by the association was an...
June 22, 2018
Children with Type 1 diabetes will now have access to the Medtronic MiniMed 670G, a hybrid closed-loop system insulin delivery system, following the FDA’s decision to expand the product approval for a younger demographic.
In 2016 the device became the first FDA-approved continuous glucose monitoring system that controls automated insulin delivery via a hybrid closed loop system. But at that time...
June 19, 2018
Medical tech company Medtronic is teaming up with Nutrino, an AI powered personalized nutrition platform. Nutrino’s FoodPrint Report technology will now be integrated into Medtronic’s iPro2 myLog app, a platform that connects with a continuous glucose monitor to help give users insights about their glucose levels.
The new technology will enable doctors and clinicians to see the food that a...
June 18, 2018
Medical tech company Medtronic has just landed FDA clearance on its Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinical Programmer and ActivaProgramming application.
"This marks a new era of innovation from the only partner with a 25-year DBS legacy, and paves the way to our vision of the future of DBS with a fully integrated system from planning to programming," said Mike Daly, vice president and general...
April 6, 2018
In the last quarter the FDA gave the nod to 10 digital health devices. Innovations that aimed to help diabetes management were popular, ranging from the first integrated continuous glucose monitor, which was put out by Dexcom, to Glooko’s insulin titration tool.
Not all FDA news this quarter was good news. In February Roche’s Accu-Check Connect Diabetes Management App was recalled by the FDA for...
March 12, 2018
Medtronic has finally received FDA clearance for Guardian Connect, its smartphone-connected standalone CGM for patients who use multiple daily injections (MDI) for their insulin. Medtronic's closed-loop system for pump users was cleared in 2016.
"Despite proven benefits and advances in technology, only a minority of insulin-using people with diabetes currently use continuous glucose monitors (CGM...
February 26, 2018
The FDA has expanded its indication for Medtronic’s Guardian Sensor 3, allowing patients to wear the sensor on their upper arm.
The sensor is part of Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G system, and is currently the only continuous glucose monitor approved by the FDA to control automated insulin delivery via a hybrid closed loop system. Along with the added convenience of the new sensor site, the company...
December 8, 2017
Heads of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) recently penned a blog post describing their previous and ongoing efforts with closed-loop artificial pancreas manufacturers to ensure proper testing and validation of the devices.
In it, Courtney Lias, director of the Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices at CDRH, and Stayce Beck, chief of the Diabetes Diagnostics...
October 18, 2017
Remote patient monitoring company Medtronic Care Management Services is partnering with telemedicine technology and services vendor American Well to enable a complete telehealth system focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population.
The businesses will work together to enable patient access to American Well’s telemedicine services on Medtronic Care Management...