Medtronic Receives CE Mark for MiniMed(TM) 670G Hybrid Closed Loop System
June 25, 2018
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --DUBLIN - June 25, 2018 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the MiniMed(TM) 670G hybrid closed loop system - the first and only system to automate and personalize the delivery of basal insulin 24 hours a day1. The system is CE Mark approved for the treatment of people with type 1 diabetes 7 years of age and older with ongoing studies to expand the indication to additional patient populations.
MiniMed 670G System Real-World Data Show Improved Time in Range and Reduced Lows and Highs Across All Patient Groups Including a 41 Percent Time in Range Improvement for Previous MDI Patients
June 24, 2018
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --DUBLIN - June 24, 2018 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced real-world clinical outcomes for 32,178 users of the MiniMed(TM) 670G system. Data on more than 2 million patient days showed an average Time in Range of 70.6 percent across all age groups for those using the system's most advanced SmartGuard(TM) technology - the only smart algorithm that can adapt to fluctuating glucose levels and automatically self-adjust background insulin delivery. This advanced algorithm mimics some of the functions of a healthy pancreas and is the only technology in the world that proactively drives increased Time in Range - addressing both highs and lows.
Artificial Intelligence-Powered Sugar.IQ(TM) Diabetes Management App Developed by Medtronic and IBM Watson Health Now Commercially Available
June 22, 2018
Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, and its strategic technology partner, IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson Health, today announced commercial availability of the Sugar.IQ(TM) smart diabetes assistant, a first-of-its-kind intelligent app designed to simplify and improve daily diabetes management. Approximately 30.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, with 1.5 million new cases being diagnosed every year.1 More than 6 million of those impacted use insulin to manage their diabetes.2 People with diabetes face many daily challenges - managing their condition, understanding medical advice, knowing what to eat and when, the impact of food and activity on sugar levels, and trying to avoid critical glycemic events. The groundbreaking Sugar.IQ smart diabetes assistant leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and analytic technologies from IBM Watson Health to continually analyze how an individual's glucose level responds to their food intake, insulin dosages, daily routines, and other factors, such as information provided by the app user.
Medtronic Receives FDA Approval of New Pediatric Indication for the MiniMed(TM) 670G Hybrid Closed Loop System in Children Ages 7-13
June 21, 2018
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) - June 21, 2018 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the MiniMed(TM) 670G system in patients with type 1 diabetes seven years of age and older. This newest system by Medtronic features the company's most advanced SmartGuard(TM) technology and most accurate CGM - the Guardian Sensor 3 - which work together to automate the delivery of a personalized amount of basal insulin every five minutes based on sensor glucose values. The system constantly self-adjusts to help avoid highs and lows, allowing patients to spend more Time in Range (the percentage of time spent in the optimal glycemic range of 70-180 mg/dL).
Medtronic Introduces Updated iPro(TM)2 myLog App with FoodPrint(TM) Report Enhancing Diagnostic CGM for People with Diabetes
June 19, 2018
DUBLIN - June 19, 2018 - Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced the availability of the updated iPro(TM)2 myLog app with FoodPrint(TM) Report. The iPro2 myLog app offers a simple way for clinics to import patients' logged data during their professional iPro2 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) evaluation. With the addition of the FoodPrint report, patients' meals are graded based on their body's unique glucose reaction, making it easy for them to understand the link between meals and glucose variability.
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