Study of next step toward artificial pancreas from medtronic meets efficacy endpoints Full Text
In the next step toward the development of an artificial pancreas, Medtronic, Inc. announced that the results of the in–clinic ASPIRE (Automation to Simulate Pancreatic Insulin REsponse) study have been published online and in the March edition of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. The ASPIRE study met its efficacy endpoints and showed a 19% reduction in time spent below the low glucose threshold in patients using the MiniMed Paradigm System featuring Low Glucose Suspend (LGS) automation, compared to conventional pump therapy. The LGS feature of the integrated insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor works by automatically suspending insulin delivery if the sensor glucose value is equal to or below the low threshold value. The Paradigm System is commercially available outside the United States but limited to investigational use in the U.S.