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[IP] Health Canada Approves Animas IR 1200 Insulin Pump



Health Canada Approves Animas IR 1200 Insulin Pump
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 16, 2004 -- Animas Corporation (Nasdaq: PUMP), a 
leading manufacturer of insulin pumps, announced that Health Canada has 
approved the distribution of the Animas IR 1200 insulin pump in Canada. 

The IR 1200 pump received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 
in November 2003, and has been available in the U.S. since April 2004. The IR 
1200 is now available in Canada, and is distributed by Auto Control Medical, 
Animas' exclusive Canadian distributor. 

The IR 1200 is the smallest full feature pump on the market today, offering a 
large viewing screen, long battery life, precise insulin delivery, enhanced 
waterproof integrity and ease-of-use. 

"We're very excited that Canadians can now benefit from the smart technology, 
intuitive features and reliability of our latest generation pump," explains 
Dr. Katherine Crothall, CEO of Animas Corporation. "Auto Control's long tenure 
in the diabetes industry coupled with their reputation for excellent service 
provides us with a strong presence in Canada, and positions us for a highly 
successful launch of the IR 1200 in Canada." 

"The IR 1200 exceptional reputation has preceded its availability in the 
Canadian marketplace. It is recognized for its unparalleled ease-of-use, 
 reliability and performance, and we are delighted that it will now be available
to our
patients," says Grant Reynolds, CEO of Auto Control. 

An insulin pump is a pager-sized device that delivers a continuous, variable 
flow of insulin. Compared to insulin injections, the pump can more precisely 
match the often-changing insulin requirements of patients. The ability to 
 adjust the amount of insulin by simply pressing a few buttons allows users to
live
a more active, flexible lifestyle with significant improvement in quality of 
life and blood glucose control. For more information about the Animas IR 1200, 
visit Auto Control Medical's web site www.autocontrol.com

About Animas Corporation: 
Animas, a leading maker of insulin infusion pumps and related products, is 
dedicated to improving diabetes management and making insulin pump therapy 
 easier for patients with insulin requiring diabetes and healthcare
professionals
through product innovation, exemplary customer support and superior customer 
education. For more information on Animas, visit www.animascorp.com. 

About Auto Control Medical Inc.:
Auto Control Medical, with offices in Toronto and Montreal, distributes a 
full line of advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment, diabetes 
 management products and health care products for home and professional use.
More
information on Auto Control Medical and their product line is available on 
the company's web site, located at www.autocontrol.com.

Contact:
Patricia Clune
Auto Control Medical Inc.
1-800-461-0991 ext. 241

Very sincerely yours,
Ellen H. Ullman 

Mom, Advocate for children who have diabetes and their parents, Friend, 
Webmaster..  www.kidsrpumping.com
Please support funding a cure for diabetes: Diabetes Research Institute in 
Miami, Florida:  http://www.drinet.org

"I realized that resignation to suffering from diabetes substitutes poorly 
 for the courage to manage it appropriately." Melissa P. Ford, doctoral student
in early modern British history at Oxford University; founding coordinator of 
the Oxford University Student Union Diabetes Network; member of Balliol College
.
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