Medtrum Touchcare diabetes technology

LIVINGLIVING ADVERTORIAL

MEDTRUM MOVES IN

Diabetes technology company Medtrum has been in the

process of setting up a base in the UK for the past two years.

Although small, there has been significant investment to bring

its TouchCare solutions to our shores.

M

edtrum now has

an infrastructure

in place in the

UK, along with

a supply chain

having fulfilled all legal requirements for its

range of diabetes management products,

with staff in place so that it's ready to start

making a stir in the diabetes technology

arena. Medtrum's aim is to bring high

quality technological solutions to the

diabetes population at an affordable price,

both for the NHS and for those who pay

for their own glucose sensors.

Medtrum was founded in 2008 by two

engineers with experience of working the

giant electronics manufacturer Siemens.

Having received venture capital, Medtrum

invested in a manufacturing base in

Shanghai, hiring specialist engineers to

create different elements that go into

the products. The company's portfolio

is called the A6 Touchcare platform. It

consists of three options that a patient

can pick and choose from, or if they wish,

use them all as an end-to-end, seamless

approach to diabetes management.

Speaking on behalf of the company,

UK Business Manager Spencer Martin

says, "We are continuing to add more

educators to our team in order to reach

both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and

people with diabetes. Our story is relatively

unique as we supply both an insulin patch

pump as well as a CGM sensor. The

person with diabetes might need one,

or the other, or both. Medtrum's name is

understandably unfamiliar, so we have our

work cut out for us, but the feedback we

have been getting from both HCPs and

users is that our solutions are easy to use

and intuitive. Those who have been able

to self-fund CGM sensors are finding ours

to be more affordable than other options

currently available."

Set to grow

The A6 TouchCare system received a CE

mark in 2014, and the UK office was the

first to be initiated in Europe. Since then,

offices have opened in Germany, France

and Sweden, and the company now has

representatives in Finland and Denmark

too. The system is available via a third

party distributor in Italy, and another

similar arrangement is being set up in the

Netherlands.

Says Martin, "We believe that Europe

is ready for the uptake of this technology,

and we intend to prove that we have a

great product here in Europe before

taking this diabetes management solution

into the US. As no part of the Medtrum

manufacturing process is farmed out to

another party, which means that we can

keep control of costs as well as quality.

"As these are competitive prices

for this technology, a less off-putting

cost, it should help increase access to

CGM, which is a fabulous technology

for assisting people with diabetes to

control their condition. Our patch pump

technology gives even more freedom as

there is no tubing and has a rechargeable

pump base, which helps keep costs

down and has a lower ecological foot

print too. When using the A6 TouchCare

system - using both the insulin patch

pump and CGM sensor - the pump

can be programmed to predict probable

low blood glucose events (hypos), and

suspend the delivery of insulin for a

specified period, which should mean that

hypos can be avoided."

The A6 TouchCare system comes

complete with sophisticated apps for

use by people with diabetes as well as

a comprehensive website, which carries

tutorial videos on aspects of the pump and

sensor, such as inserting a sensor. There

are also additional support systems for

HCPs, including a 'follow' app, available

both on android and iOS.

The company's customer service

includes a 24/7 technical helpline and

includes a pump replacement service,

should that ever be needed, committing

to replacing a pump within 24 hours.

TM

01932-883638

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