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New Technology Aims to Make Insulin Pumps More Reliable, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) Reveals



6/1/2015 7:43:43 AM

Insulin pumps have seen innovation in recent years with Tandem Diabetes coming out with the first touchscreen insulin pump - the tslim.

However, on the infusion set side - the accessories that actually deliver the insulin to the body from the pump - there hasn't been that much new in the last 15 odd years or so, says Brian Roper, global market segment leader for infusion sets at Becton Dickinson.

"The features that have changed are really around convenience," Roper says in a recent interview pointing to different colors that are now available as well as the fact that they now come with a disposable inserter which eliminates the need to manually push the catheters in.

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