Omnipod® Insulin Management System Now Available for Use in Europe with Fiasp® Fast-Acting Insulin
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2018-- Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) (Insulet or the Company), the global leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod® Insulin Management System (Omnipod System), today announced that Novo Nordisk’s Fiasp® (Fast-Acting Insulin Aspart) has been tested and found safe for use in Insulet’s Omnipod System in Europe. Fiasp® is a new-generation, ultra fast-acting insulin developed by Novo Nordisk that enters the bloodstream two times faster, compared to NovoRapid®, so it more closely matches a healthy body’s insulin response to a meal, thereby improving glycemic control. Insulet will showcase its Omnipod System during the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) annual meeting at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Halls in Berlin, Germany taking place 1st October to 5thOctober 2018.
This is the first European conference presence for Insulet since the Company assumed direct operations of its Omnipod System product line in Europe. At its booth (#3.P05), the Company will highlight the history of its innovation, from the current Omnipod System to its Omnipod Horizon™ Automated Glucose Control System currently in development. Insulet will also feature the Pod Challenge – an opportunity for attendees to wear a sample Pod to experience the freedom it allows patients.
“Our European team is thrilled for this opportunity to engage with leading regional healthcare practitioners and advocacy groups to showcase the unique benefits of our Omnipod System,” said DJ Cass, General Manager, Insulet Europe. “The addition of Fiasp for use with the Omnipod System provides another option for both patients and prescribers to support their diabetes management needs. EASD is an important venue for direct contact with the diabetes community across Europe so they can see firsthand how our innovative product will help make diabetes a smaller part of their patients’ lives.”
“It is encouraging to see that Fiasp keeps expanding its reach, potentially benefiting more people in need of it via the Insulet Omnipod System,” said Stephen Gough, Global Chief Medical Officer of Novo Nordisk. “With its ultra-fast acting profile, Fiasp has brought a new option for adults living with diabetes who require insulin to manage their post-meal spikes, and I am confident that they will find in Fiasp and the Omnipod System good allies to best manage their diabetes.”