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March 11, 2017

Insulin pump therapy, or Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII), is an increasingly attractive alternative to individual insulin injections that must be administered several times a day. With CSII, the patient is connected to a programmable pump including a storage reservoir, from which insulin is infused into the tissue under the skin throughout day and night according to the specific needs of the patient.

"The success of the cooperation with Debiotech to bring their visionary concept to a high performance and affordable commercial product underlines the enormous contribution that semiconductor companies can make in the areas of healthcare and well being," said Benedetto Vigna, Group Vice President and General Manager of ST's MEMS, Sensor and High Performance Analog Division. "Working with partners such as Debiotech, we are able to deploy our world-leading MEMS design and manufacturing strengths to improve the health and well being of millions of people around the world."

During the ADA Congress, Debiotech will demonstrate the commercial version of the Jewel Pump and ST engineers will be on hand to explain the MEMS microfluidics components that have enabled this breakthrough in diabetes management.

SOURCE Debiotech and STMicroelectronics