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Imperium: World’s First Instant Insulin Patch

Unilife Corporation has launched the world’s first instant insulin patch, Imperium. Imperium is a prefilled, preassembled, multi-day wearable insulin pump for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and on-demand bolus delivery through the push of a button. It is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly connect with smartphone apps for patient reminders and status updates. With data connectivity, healthcare providers could also have access to real-time or historic data to personalize insulin therapy specifically to the patient to better achieve and maintain glycemic control.

altaltImperium is suitable for use with high concentration insulins up to U-500 and has a prefilled delivery resolution of 0.5µL. The device combines the therapeutic advantages of a pump with the low cost and convenience of a prefilled, disposable pen. The device is compact, ready-to-use, and unlike traditional pumps or patch pumps, it is designed to allow insulin partners Insulin partners? to supply a complete basal-bolus insulin therapy directly to the patient under a single prescription at a price that is equivalent to those of prefilled pens. There are minimal steps to therapy as Imperium only requires the patient to remove the adhesive liner, place the device on the body, and press the single activation button to start basal delivery. For on-demand bolus insulin, simply press and hold the button. Once the device change notification appears after multi-day wear, simple remove Imperium for convenient sharps-free disposal.

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  • Imperium is a prefilled, preassembled, multi-day wearable insulin pump for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and on-demand bolus delivery through the push of a button.
  • It is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly connect with smartphone apps for patient reminders and status updates; healthcare providers could also have access to real-time or historic data.
  • Imperium is suitable for use with high concentration insulins up to U-500 and has a prefilled delivery resolution of 0.5µL.

Gough-Gordon, Elizabeth. “First Instant Patch Insulin Pump Launched.” Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR). Haymarket Media, Inc, 30 July 2015. Web. 4 Aug 2015.