SAN DIEGO, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) has been selected as a finalist in CONNECT's Most Innovative New Product Awards for its t:flex® Insulin Pump. For 28 years, CONNECT, an innovation company accelerator in San Diego, California, has celebrated innovation leaders in the local community with this award. The t:flex Pump is one of three finalist products in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device category.
"Bringing real innovation to the diabetes space is a primary goal for Tandem," said Kim Blickenstaff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tandem Diabetes Care. "This means creating devices that are new and different, by working with the diabetes community to develop insulin pumps that address currently unmet needs. Thank you to CONNECT for recognizing the t:flex Pump for this achievement."
The t:flex Pump is designed for people who have greater daily insulin needs, such as teenagers with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes. It holds up to 480 units of insulin, which is 60 percent more than other insulin pumps currently available in the U.S., yet remains smaller in size.
The t:flex Pump is small and discreet, and provides up to 3 days of insulin delivery with fewer cartridge changes than standard 200- and 300-unit pumps. It incorporates the same slim design, advanced Micro-Delivery® technology, and simple-to-use, touch-screen interface as the t:slim Insulin Pump, which is consistently rated #1 by pump users in independent surveys.1 The t:flex Pump also incorporates a built-in rechargeable battery and micro-USB port for convenient charging and fast data transfers to the t:connect® Diabetes Management Application, Tandem's state-of-the-art, Mac® and PC-compatible data management software.
CONNECT Award finalists were selected from the following eight categories: Aerospace, Security & Cyber Technologies, Cleantech, Communications & IT, Life Science Diagnostics & Research Tools, Mobile Apps, Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices, Software & Digital Media and Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies. Winners will be recognized on the evening of December 1 at the 2015 Most Innovative New Product Awards presentation and dinner, to be held at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122.
For a complete list of winners and additional information, please visit the Most Innovative New Product Awards Website.
About Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (www.tandemdiabetes.com) is a medical device company with an innovative, user-centric and integrated approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. The Company manufactures and sells the t:slim® Insulin Pump, the slimmest and smallest durable insulin pump currently on the market, the t:flex® Insulin Pump, the first pump designed for people with greater insulin requirements, and the t:slim G4™ Insulin Pump, the first CGM-enabled pump with touch-screen simplicity. Tandem is based in San Diego,
CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world's most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.
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t:slim, t:flex, Micro-Delivery and Tandem Diabetes Care are registered trademarks, and t:slim G4 and t:simulator are trademarks of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
1 dQ&A USA Diabetes Connections Surveys, 2013-2015.
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