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Insulet to develop OmniPod system to deliver non-diabetes drugs

Insulet : 04 June, 2008  (Company News)
Insulet, a leader in wearable insulin pump technology with its OmniPod Insulin Management System, has reached an agreement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals, of Saint Prex, Switzerland, to develop the OmniPod System for the delivery of a Ferring drug.
This is Insulet's first development agreement for a non-diabetes Drug delivery application.

Under the terms of the agreement with Ferring, Ferring will fund development of a custom version of the OmniPod's Personal Diabetes Manager and, upon completion of the development, will agree to purchase minimum quantities of the OmniPod Systems over a five year period, beginning in 2009.

Duane DeSisto, president and chief executive officer of Insulet said, 'We are pleased to partner with Ferring to develop an OmniPod for the delivery of a women's health treatment, as a first step toward expanded applications of the OmniPod System for drug delivery. We believe the OmniPod System can be an effective platform technology for the delivery of other drugs that require continuous or frequent infusions.'

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