from Tidepool (June 7 2019)
Today is a big day for Tidepool. This afternoon at the DiabetesMine DData Exchange, Howard Look, Tidepool president and CEO, made two big announcements.
First, and you probably saw this coming, we’ve signed an official agreement with Dexcom as the first iCGM partner for Tidepool Loop. Tidepool has been an active partner with Dexcom since 2014, and we’re thrilled to bring the Dexcom G6 iCGM as a key component of the Tidepool Loop ecosystem.
Second, and I’m guessing you didn’t see this coming, we’ve announced an agreement to collaborate with our friends at Medtronic to support a future Bluetooth-enabled MiniMed™ pump with Tidepool Loop .
In addition to a future Bluetooth-enabled Medtronic MiniMed™ pump, Tidepool Loop will also work with a future version of Insulet’s Omnipod DASH system.
From the beginning of this project, our goal has been to provide people with diabetes an interoperable system, promoting individual choice in diabetes management. Medtronic’s partnership with Tidepool to deliver Tidepool Loop demonstrates a tremendous step forward in our ambitious goal to deliver an FDA regulated version of Loop.
If you’re into press releases, Medtronic has also issued a joint press release about this agreement.
There’s still a lot of work to do - Tidepool Loop is currently in development and not available for commercial use - but we wanted to take this moment to celebrate and share this milestone with all of you and once again extend a tremendous amount of appreciation to Medtronic for stepping up for this incredible collaboration.
Along with our fun at DData, this week(end) marks the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions conference, taking place in San Francisco, California. Events like this are a big deal because there are only so many opportunities for the entire professional diabetes ecosystem to gather at one time.
If you’d like to follow along our ADA 2019 adventure, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It will be a busy few days for us, but the conversations we have at meetings like this can form the foundation for promising partnerships and collaborations in the future.
Finally, I want to also let you know Tidepool will be showing up strong at Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference in Orlando in July, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting in Houston in August. I hope I bring enough stickers for all your smiling faces.
Yours in data,