J&J Enters the Patch Pump Market.
J&J is adding a patch pump to their arsenal. Actually, it's a patch pen, used to deliver mealtime insulin. Wicked! I just received this info from their communications team:
"On Friday, July 13, LifeScan, acquired Calibra Medical, Inc. of Redwood City, CA. Calibra Medical is the developer of a unique, wearable three-day insulin patch designed to offer a convenient and discrete mealtime insulin dosing option for people with diabetes who take multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin. While not yet available, this new insulin patch is intended to make it easier for patients to adhere to their prescribed mealtime insulin therapy and help them achieve and maintain good diabetes control.
We’re committed to providing patients with innovations that help improve their lives at every stage of their diabetes management. The acquisition of Calibra Medical represents an important addition to our portfolio of insulin delivery offerings that include the Animas family of insulin pumps.
Calibra was a privately held venture and this is an early stage acquisition. The terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed and we are not commenting on when we expect the product will be available. There are a number of milestones that must be met before the product can launch."
The info I found for Calibra Medical Inc.'s patch pump looks a little generic, but I'm excited to see where this goes. I love seeing more options on the insulin delivery table. I'll definitely be following up with more details as I scout them out.