Innovation Zed InsulCheck insulin pen solutions

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Something new (part 1)

Innovation is

'the practical

implementation

of ideas that

result in the

introduction

of new goods

or services or

improvement in

offering goods

or services',

according to

Wikipedia. Here

we talk to John

Hughes and

Dean Minnock

of Innovation

Zed about their

insulin delivery

solutions,

from inception

to evolution.

By Sue Marshall.

John Hughes. Dean Minnock.

Thirteen years ago, John

Hughes was working at

an e-learning software

company. He'd had Type I

diabetes since being diagnosed at the

age of 40. One day, it seems he made

a mistake and gave himself a 'double

dose' of insulin prior to taking the

dog for a walk; he collapsed in the

park with a severe hypo. Once he had

recovered, he started to question,

'how can you possibly stop that

happening again?'

He says, "I wondered who would

be able to understand the factors

involved, bearing in mind the status

of insulin pens back then. I took one

of my colleagues, William Cirillo,

to lunch to talk it over. Between

my knowledge of diabetes and his

knowledge of engineering we started

to think about making an insulin

pen from scratch that could tell you

when you last injected. However,

we thought that was probably too

difficult, would take too long and

could be expensive. Then we had

the idea of using the existing pens

and adding a gadget to the top of it.

William started to draw an idea on a

napkin. Ultimately this idea gave rise

to the InsulCheck CLASSIC which

told you how long it had been since

you last used the pen. So at least you

knew that; it was something to go

on if you couldn't remember your

last dose."

Co-founder Cirillo was 'very

techie', according to Hughes, while

he himself had a computer science

degree, but he'd studied that 'a

while ago'. He had since trained as a

primary school teacher before taking

up with the e-learning software

company.

New crew

Meanwhile Dean Minnock, now the

CEO at Innovation Zed, came on

board as a research student. One

way or another he has remained

on board as the company and its

devices evolved. While not having

diabetes himself, he was a student of

physiology having taken a Masters

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