[IPp] New Animas "Ping"
*WEST CHESTER, PA, July 1, 2008* Animas Corporation announced today the
clearance of its OneTouch (R) Ping TM Glucose Management System by the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA). OneTouch Ping is the first full-feature
insulin pump that wirelessly communicates with a blood glucose meter-remote.
Using the OneTouch Ping meter-remote, a person can calculate insulin doses
and opt to wirelessly instruct the pump to deliver them without touching the
pump at all, giving patients more freedom and flexibility in using their
"OneTouch Ping provides patients the advanced insulin pump technology from
Animas plus the OneTouch blood glucose technology they trust, put together
into a system that offers the discretion, convenience and option of remote
insulin dosing," said Juan Frias, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice
President of Medical Affairs, Animas Corporation. "People using OneTouch
Ping will no longer have to access their pump to deliver a bolus, ultimately
making life with diabetes a little easier."
OneTouch Ping also marks the first integrated product from two companies
within the diabetes care group of Johnson & Johnson, Animas makers of
insulin pumps and LifeScan makers of the OneTouch brand of glucose meters
and OneTouch(R) Ultra(R) Test Strips.
*OneTouch Ping also offers the following:
* Lifestyle-focused pump performance - the pump can be clipped to a belt,
tucked in a pocket, or secured under clothing, is waterproof up to 12 feet
for 24 hours and has a color screen for outstanding pump readability
Individualized control - delivers lowest basal increments (0.025 U/hr) and
lowest bolus increments (0.05 U) available to more precisely match patient
Proven blood glucose monitoring technology - the meter-remote utilizes
OneTouch Ultra Test Strips, the leading brand of test strips covered by more
health plans at the lowest co-pay
*ezManager(R) MAX Diabetes Management Software*
The OneTouch Ping system will also work with the recently cleared
MAX Diabetes Management Software designed to allow users to download
important diabetes management data from the insulin pump and meter-remote.
Integrated blood glucose data from the meter-remote and insulin dosing data
may be downloaded for review, analysis and evaluation of insulin delivery
and blood glucose history to better inform healthcare decision-making. The
ezManager(R) MAX software is MAC and PC compatible.
OneTouch Ping will be available for shipment in mid-August 2008. Customers
can order at any time by calling 1-877-937-7867 or visit www.animascorp.com.
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