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Swiss Companies Debiotech and Valtronic Announce Partnership Agreement on the JewelPUMP for Diabetic Patients
Date:2/20/2013

LAUSANNE and LES CHARBONNIERES, Switzerland, February 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Both Swiss companies, Debiotech SA and Valtronic SA, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership agreement regarding the manufacturing of the electronic Controller unit for Debiotech's novel insulin "JewelPUMPTM". Representing the most advanced use of microfluidic MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology in diabetes treatment, the watertight pump can be mounted on a disposable skin patch to provide continuous insulin infusion and is controlled by a dedicated smartphone device incorporating a BGM (blood-glucose meter), thus enabling substantial improvements in the treatment efficiency and the quality of life of diabetic patients.

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The highly miniaturized disposable insulin pump combines Debiotech's expertise in insulin delivery systems with Valtronic's experience in manufacturing high-quality and ultra-miniaturized electronic devices.

"The collaboration with Valtronic in Switzerland and in the US is an integral part of our objective to provide the best product manufactured by the best companies in the world," said Dr. Frederic Neftel , President and CEO of Debiotech. "We are now engaged in a large scale production effort to make sure the JewelPUMP will be made available to every diabetic patient in the soonest possible time to ensure a better Quality of Life, while also improving reliability and performance of insulin delivery with a pump."

"The collaboration with Debiotech on the JewelPUMP fits our strategy extremely well of partic
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