Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that it is partnering with the French MedTech company Diabeloop to advance the management of insulin pump therapy, creating new opportunities to lower the burden of constant insulin dose adjustment for people with diabetes and to improve therapy outcomes1. The partnership marks Roche’s first step in the field of automated insulin delivery (AID) representing a milestone in Roche’s strategy of integrated Personalised Diabetes Management (iPDM). By building on its own strengths and expanding its offering through the partnership with Diabeloop, Roche embraces its vision to bring innovation to people with diabetes helping them to experience true relief.
“Everybody at Roche Diabetes Care is excited about the new partnership with Diabeloop. The technology of Diabeloop, based on a self-learning algorithm, is unique. We are convinced that the potential of the hybrid closed-loop systems will contribute to a more efficient and personalised approach of diabetes management,” said Marcel Gmuender, Global Head of Roche Diabetes Care. “For more than three decades, we have been committed to supporting people with diabetes with a range of different insulin pump technologies. Throughout the years, we have always aimed to give people with diabetes choice, so that they can select the best therapy solutions to suit their needs. Together with Diabeloop, we are again expanding the choice of options available to people with diabetes, by embarking on our journey of automated insulin delivery.”
“Reliable insulin delivery is a critical component in Diabeloop’s hybrid closed-loop systems embedding therapeutic artificial intelligence. The accuracy and reliability of Roche’s insulin pump portfolio perfectly fits our vision to personalise therapy to the physiology and lifestyle of people with diabetes, helping them to spend less time managing diabetes while improving time in range1,” said Erik Huneker, Diabeloop founder and co-CEO. “We are looking forward to partnering with Roche and work together to individualise diabetes management,” concluded Marc Julien, co-CEO at Diabeloop.