The Cellnovo semi-patch pump (patch pump with a nearby infusion site) got a lot of attention in 2009 when it was first announced because of it's small size and iPhone like handset. Cellnovo, a London based company, has now joined forces with Osaka, Japan based Nipro Diagnostics, a blood glucose meter company, for integration of a meter into the Cell-Novo controller for the pod. We saw the pump at this year's ADA, but we were unable to handle it since it wasn't FDA approved yet.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 17, 2011 – Asante Solutions, Inc. (Asante), a medical device company focused on diabetes care, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for the company's Pearl Insulin Pump. Last month, the Pearl also received the CE Mark, a European proof of conformity that certifies the product meets EU safety, health and environmental requirements.
The V-Go is a simple-to-use, once-daily, disposable insulin delivery device that provides a preset basal rate and on-demand bolus dosing. The V-Go allows you to conveniently and discreetly deliver insulin. The h-Patch technology is also being developed to serve as a launching platform for applications across a wide spectrum of medical needs. The original h-Patch product (BIDS) received 510(k) clearance in 2005 and based on improvements to this technology and its filling device, a new 510(k) for the V-Go and its Filling device was submitted and is currently under review by the FDA.