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Re: [IP] Profit Potential in the Insulin Pump Market (Was Pump Protector)



On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Felix Kasza (lists) <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
>  > http://debiotech.com/products/msys/chronojet.html
>
> It doesn't yet do single nanolitres (required to maintain a low
> basal at a pumping interval equivalent to the half-life of insulin
> in the bloodstream)


Methinks the conversions from milliliters into microliters into
nanoliters has gone a bit off. A single nanoliter, figuring on a
half-life of only 3 minutes, would translate into a basal dose of
0.00002 units per hour which is considerably smaller than the 0.025
that an Animas can now dose. Most Type 1's have a basal of between 0.5
and 1 unit per hour.  The MEMS technology can deliver a 150 nanoliter
dose with each stroke. That would translate to someone with just a
0.025 hourly basal rate needing 8 pump strokes per 3 minutes to get
that 0.025 basal in an hour.  Of course if that level was too high, I
suppose you could just set a 0.0 basal rate like you have to do with
some pumps.

George
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