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Re: [IP] News from ADA ezMangaer Plus



Absolutely not.  It is for anyone.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Baggaley" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] News from ADA ezMangaer Plus


> So I assume ezManager is only for pumpers with Animas pumps??
> -Biran
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rodney F. Mead, Jr." <email @ redacted>
> > Animas Corporation receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for its diabetes
> management
> > software system
> >
> > Frazer, PA - June 19, 2003 - Animas Corporation, a manufacturer of
insulin
> > infusion pumps and other products for patients with insulin-requiring
> > diabetes, announced today that it has received US Food and Drug
> > Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market ezManager Plus.
> >
> > ezManager Plus, the first software system of its kind to receive FDA
> 510(k)
> > clearance, differs from other available systems with its comprehensive
> food
> > database, carbohydrate calculator, and ability to accept download
> > information from both the Animas IR 1000 insulin pump and a variety of
> blood
> > glucose meters.
> >
> > This software system, with both a Palm-OS and desktop module, is
designed
> to
> > help people better manage their diabetes and help reduce the time
> healthcare
> > professionals need to spend helping patients manage diabetes. With this
> > intuitive program, patients can:
> >
> >     a.. Access a database of more than 3,000 different foods, including
> fast
> > food restaurants and customized favorites,
> >     b.. Record daily activity on a personal digital assistant (PDA),
> >     c.. Automatically calculate insulin needs for carbohydrate intake
and
> > blood glucose readings,
> >     d.. Download and electronically send insulin pump history, blood
> glucose
> > meter and PDA records, and
> >     e.. Do trending analysis and obtain other statistical analysis.
> > Commenting on the FDA clearance, Dr. Katherine Crothall, Animas' CEO
said,
> > "Managing diabetes properly is very time-intensive for patients and
their
> > healthcare teams. Patients need to adjust their insulin intake based
upon
> > the carbohydrate content of their meal and current blood glucose
readings,
> > necessitating patients thumbing through food databases and performing
> > multi-step computations. Many patients simply make wild guesses.
ezManager
> > Plus removes much of the guesswork and significantly simplifies the
> > time-intensive computations.
> >
> > "We are also committed to developing tools that reduce the strain on the
> > already over-burdened healthcare system. The reports available from
> > ezManager Plus give patients and the healthcare team a comprehensive
view
> of
> > important parameters of diabetes management and allow healthcare
> > professionals to focus more efficiently on developing treatment plans
for
> > their patients," Dr. Crothall explains.
> >
> >
> > ###
> >
> >
> >
> > 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 or call Animas Corporation at
> 877-937-7867.
> >
> > For Immediate Release
> >
> > Contact: Mindy Cooper
> >
> > Animas Corporation
> >
> > 610-644-8990, ext. 1157
> >
> > email @ redacted
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