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Disetronic Medical Systems AG

Division of Roche
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Insulin Device Companies' New Mantra: Real Simple

Companies developing devices for diabetes have to ask a question that companies in other medical device fields don't: what about the users, the people with diabetes? How will they use the device? Because in diabetes care, management of the disease is left up to the patient, who is asked to self-test blood glucose levels, self-administer insulin by injection, and pay attention to diet and exercise. Acknowledging that the patient is the single most important contributor to success in diabetes care, start-up companies have set out to make insulin delivery easier. With a focus on ease of use as a clinical advantage, start-ups are offering new insulin delivery devices for two distinct markets: the full-featured (but easy to use) insulin pump for Type 1 diabetes, and the disposable, simple insulin patch/infuser for Type 2.
BioPharmaceutical Medical Device

Remote Patient Monitoring: The Markets Near and Far

Remote patient monitoring technologies, have, for years held the promise that they would improve health care by providing physicians with data that would help them intervene and maintain the health of groups of patients who are otherwise prone to exacerbations of illness that land them in the hospital from time to time. In particular, health care constituencies have been looking to telemonitoring to solve problems of chronic illnesses. The premise is that the information gleaned from remote monitoring devices can help keep the chronically ill out of the most expensive care settings like the emergency room. But the remote patient management markets have been slow to materialize for several reasons, not the least of which is lack of reimbursement. For in chronic illnesses, remote patient monitoring technologies become tools of a disease management framework, with all of the uncertainties around the economics and business models of disease management.
Medical Device Strategy

The Wireless Age in Diabetes: Insulet Raises $50 Million

Insulet, developer of a fundamentally new insulin delivery system, just raised $50 million in its fifth venture round. This brings the total it's raised to date to more than $120 million, which sounds like a tremendous sum for a small device company founded just six years ago, but relative to the size of the opportunity it's really not. There are one million diabetic patients who need to inject insulin several times a day to manage their diabetes. For these patients, Insulet has brought insulin pumps into the age of iPods.
Medical Device Business Strategies

J&J Closes the Loop with Animas Acquisition

Johnson & Johnson, whose LifeScan Inc. division is number one in the $6 billion glucose monitoring industry, acquired Animas, which after Medtronic MiniMed, is the number two player in the insulin pump market. J&J gets not only a leading insulin pump business, but also technology that lends itself to the future goals of all diabetes companies; the development of an artificial pancreas, or at least, the ability to automatically deliver insulin in response to automated continuous blood glucose measurements.
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • Medical Devices
    • Implantable Devices
    • Infusion Therapy Equipment and Supplies
  • Pharmaceuticals
    • Drug Delivery
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Alias(es)
  • Disetronic Holding AG
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • Europe
      • Western Europe
        • Switzerland
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Roche
  • Senior Management
  • Willy Michel, Chmn. & CEO
  • Contact Info
  • Disetronic Medical Systems AG
    Phone: (41) 34 427 11 11
    Brunnmattstrasse 6
    CH- 3401
    P.O. Box rfrf Burgdorf,
    Switzerland
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