Incorporates Best-In-Class Cyber-Security Protocols and Mobile App Controlled Omnipod
BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 7, 2018-- Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) (Insulet), the global leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod® Insulin Management System (Omnipod System), today announced it is collaborating with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. for a Samsung Galaxy smartphone-controlled Omnipod System. Once approved, the system will be the first device providing consumers the ability to use their personal Galaxy smartphone1 to securely control their insulin pump therapy.
The Samsung Knox mobile security platform is built into all Samsung mobile devices and is comprised of overlapping defense and security mechanisms to protect against cybersecurity risks. Insulet’s FDA-cleared Omnipod DASH™ Insulin Management System (Omnipod DASH System) has been designed as an app on a locked-down mobile phone incorporating state-of-the-art security features. The Knox platform complements the Omnipod DASH System security features by verifying the integrity of the Samsung mobile device through a series of security checks starting from the hardware level and extending through the operating system, creating a highly-secure platform. This will allow users to securely operate their Omnipod System from their smartphone.
“Over the last few years, there have been many exciting advancements that allow individuals to experience how phone control could improve their diabetes management,” said Shacey Petrovic, President and Chief Operating Officer. “For us, because we are delivering a life-sustaining drug, it’s critical that we have the highest measures of safety and security in place. We are thrilled to work with Samsung, the global leader in smartphones, to lead the way in offering phone control of an insulin pump in a way that is simple, safe and secure.”
“By integrating Samsung smartphones with drug delivery medical devices like Insulet’s Omnipod System, we’ve demonstrated that consumer-based digital health technologies can not only monitor and track one’s condition, but they can enable patient control of medical treatments,” said Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and VP/GM for Enterprise Healthcare, Samsung Electronics America. “As chronic conditions like diabetes continue to increase in prevalence across all demographics, integrated partnerships between consumer technology and medical device companies, with support from regulators, will help establish a new paradigm of consumerism in healthcare in which medical care adapts to consumer lifestyle and preference.”
1 Capabilities will be limited to select Samsung Galaxy smartphone models. Information on exact model availability will be shared at a later date.