"The new OmniPod System, comprised of a smaller Pod and an updated PDM, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means Insulet can begin manufacturing and selling the new OmniPod in the U.S. The new OmniPod insulin pump is more than one-third smaller and one-quarter lighter than the original model, while maintaining the same 200-unit insulin reservoir capacity and easy-to-use features."
more from Insulet here
Insulet's investor statement is here
More statements of interest from Insulet/OmniPod
"Preparations are underway to launch the new OmniPod, including training of healthcare professionals and transitioning the rest of our manufacturing production," said Mr. DeSisto. "We expect that these initiatives will take approximately two to three months to complete and anticipate our first shipments in the U.S. to occur in late Q1 2013..."
"If you are currently an OmniPod wearer, you don't have to do anything right now. We will reach out to you when it's time for you to convert to the new OmniPod and give you all the information you'll need. Converting to the new OmniPod will be EASY! And you can be confident that we'll give you plenty of notice before your new OmniPod is shipped."
Well, it took wayyyyy longer then any of use could have predicted or hoped but all of that is behind us now! Whose excited?!?! I for one can not wait to tell Arden, she is going to be so happy.
@diaTribeNews is reporting via their twitter feed about the new OmniPod:
"Insulet upgrading all current OmniPod users free! New PDM/pods come 2 US early '13. New pod rocking in EU, upgrades done in next 60 days"
"For people new to OmniPod - very nice that the new PDM will cost exactly the same as old one - no price increases for a better product."
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Check out my latest post about the NEW OmniPod complete with information and pictures I bet you haven't seen before!