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RE: [IP] Re: Cleos and Tubing

These issues may also explain the delay of the roll out 

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Beatson [mailto:email @ redacted] 
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2006 3:39 PM
To: Insulin Pumpers
Subject: [IP] Re: Cleos and Tubing

The paper package in which my Cleo 90 Infusion Set is packaged says  
"Manufactured in USA or Mexico (see lot code for country of origin  
[3rd character from right]:A=USA, X=Mexico", and in my case the  
lot#=M425A03, so mine was manufactured in USA.

I suspect that Cleo tubing is **not** made by Unomedical. For their  
tubing, Unomedical claims: "The tubing
The inner layer of the tubing is made of insulin compatible  
polyethylene (PE). The protective outer layer is made of kink-free  
polyurethane (PUR). This combination guarantees a steady,  
unobstructed flow of insulin and strengthens the tubing."
Unomedical has been perfecting the tubing that goes with its insulin  
infusion sets for many years, and I am under the impression that  
Unomedical makes a majority of the tubing used with insulin infusion  
sets. It looks to me like Smiths Medical has encountered a tubing  
problem that has been solved previously by Unomedical. The Cleo is  
Smithhs Medical's first insulin infusion set, although they claim to  
have many years of experience with non-insulin infusion devices.

Perhaps someone knows more detail about the manufacturing of insulin  
infusion sets.

Tom Beatson
dx 12/1942, 506 1995, 508 2000, Cozmo 2005

 >>>Re: Cleos, I started with Cleos and have found their tubing to be
a bit weaker, & kink, & block easier than other infusion systems I've
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