Cellnovo closes

Yesterday I reported the news of Cellnovo going into administration. Cellnovo produce one of the insulin pumps in the Australian market (it was introduced here at the end of 2017). In the latest press release from Cellnovo we’re now told that: the group will discontinue all manufacturing and commercial activities, effective immediately. […] As of this …

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Cellnovo’s uncertain future

In sad news, Cellnovo (who manufacture the only “patch” insulin pump currently available in Australia) seems to be having financial difficulty. According to a press release on their website, their UK subsidiary has had “administrators” appointed in the last week, and the parent French company seems to be going through the same process. This is …

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Details of Bigfoot Biomedical’s pump

For years Bigfoot Biomedical has been touted as a champion of bringing closed-loop insulin therapy into a commercial product. They were formed in 2014, and are continuing to work towards introducing a product (they plan to support both pumping and MDI with their technology). They remain an interesting entity to watch, although there are also a …

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A closed loop is not every closed loop – 670G

Medtronic’s 670G pump finally launched in full in Australia this week, after the Guardian3 CGM sensor it relies on received TGA approval. Medtronic is doing its usual thing and saying it’s “the first” and “the only” (see this screengrab from their website). It’s not. It is of course the first commercial system. The 670G has been used overseas …

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