[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Re: [[IP] Buying cannulas separately]
Andrew Aronoff <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I agree with everything you said. I would also like to buy JUST the
> cannulas so I can change the site without changing the reservoir or the
> rest of the tubing. It's a waste to change the cannula and throw out the
> bulk of the tubing.
> Obviously, the pump manufacturers make most of their money on the infusion
> sets and other supplies.
Actually the pump manufactures do NOT make the Silhouettes, Tenders,
or Comforts. They are all made in Denmark by a different company, purchased
from them OEM by MiniMed, Disetronics, or Chronimed and sold.
Still, nothing's preventing them from making a
> nice profit on a package of 10 or 20 cannulas, but selling them at a price
> that would justify their purchase.
The companies we buy them from are not directly in control of how they
> If an infusion set costs $8-10 (they cost only pennies to make--the high
> price is needed to recoup investment, to pay the bills, to assure future
> investment, and for profit), figure the cannula part alone should cost
> about $6. So if they sell 10 cannulas for $60, I'll buy 'em.
> < MM told me that they will not sell them separately until there is A GREAT
> ENOUGH DEMAND! >
OK, but Disetronics and Chronimed also need to be pushed for this to happen.
Maersk, the company that makes them in Denmark won't make a separate package
JUST for MiniMed, I'm sure. So if you're going to push 1
middle man supplier you're going to have to push all of them, or nothing will
change. That's how OEM suppliers work.
email @ redacted
Get your own FREE, personal Netscape WebMail account today at http://webmail.netscape.com.
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml