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Tandem is ready to ship the t:slim

At the 72nd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, Tandem announced that it will begin accepting orders for the t:slim™ Insulin Delivery System, the first insulin pump approved by the FDA with a touch screen, on Monday, June 11, 2012 starting at 6:00am. The product will begin shipping in August 2012.

Full press release is below.

Insulet and J&J Reach Agreement

Insulet and Johnson & Johnson announced an agreement to incorporate the OneTouch technology into the Omnipod's remote controller. The next Omnipod will have a built in blood glucose meter in the PDM, allowing you to carry one less device. Insulet already has a deal with Abbott Diabetes Care to include their Freestyle technology in their new PDM but the deal isn't exclusive. Upon release, Insulet could decide to have a separate device for each blood glucose meter technology or switch to Lifescan exclusively after the Abbott deal expires in 2013.

FDA and Device Makers Reach Deal

The Food and Drug Administration has reached an agreement with medical device makers that should increase the speed in which they evaluate new devices. The much maligned approval process has long been thought to be slow and unpredictable. For the last decade, the FDA has accepted company payments to supplement it's budget and create a smoother process, totaling $295 million in the last agreement. This new deal raises that budget to $595 million over the next five years, allowing the FDA to hire 200 new scientist.

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