US FDA Approves First 'Artificial Pancreas' In Medtronic's MiniMed 670G
The hybrid closed-loop automated insulin delivery system, the first closed-loop system approved anywhere in the world, automatically monitors glucose and provides appropriate basal insulin doses in people with type 1 diabetes.
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Medtronic’s MiniMed 600 series of insulin pumps is the subject of a high-risk class I recall because a component may break, leading to over- or under-dosing of insulin. The company warned patients of the issue last November.
Medtronic has announced a safety issue in its popular MiniMed 600 series of insulin pumps. The devices may under- or over-deliver insulin if a ring component of the device cracks or breaks, potentially causing serious health issues. The company says the issue doesn’t amount to a recall, however.
The largest US insurers have now all agreed to cover "artificial pancreas" system. Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G became the first fully closed-loop insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor system to win FDA approval in September 2016.