UK receives funding for automated insulin pump rollout this year

Following new government guidance, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has plans to roll out automated insulin delivery systems.

Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued guidance supporting automated insulin delivery for type 1 diabetes. NICE published guidance recommending hybrid closed-loop systems for eligible people with type 1 diabetes in England and Wales. This was well received in the diabetes community, with Insulet applauding the new guidance.

Hybrid closed-loop systems, like the Insulet Omnipod 5, deliver insulin automatically based on calculations from glucose monitors. Medtronic, Tandem Diabetes Care and Beta Bionics also compete with Insulet in the automated insulin delivery space. Medtronic also applauded automated insulin delivery recommendations from NICE in November.

According to the nonprofit Diabetes UK, NICE agreed to a request from the NHS to allow a phased, five-year implementation. Th…

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UK recommends Axonics SNM for overactive bladder

Axonics Modulation Technologies (NSDQ:AXNX) announced today that NICE suggested using its r-SNM system in the UK.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) offers evidence-based guidance to the UK and, in guidance published last week, it recommended Axonics’ sacral neuromodulation (SNM) system for treating refractory overactive bladder for the country’s National Health Service (NHS).

NICE’s guidance claimed that, based on clinical evidence, the r-SNM system improves symptoms and quality of life while providing longer battery life than the non-rechargeable system currently used by the NHS. Additionally, NICE’s cost modeling estimates that the r-SNM system would save more than $7,850 (£6,025) per person, beginning about six years after implant.

The evaluation also determined that Axonics’ battery life of 15 years or more will likely reduce the number of avoidable replacement procedures a patient may need to …

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