SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim® Insulin Pump, today announced a partnership with Tidepool, a non-profit dedicated to improving diabetes therapy management by offering an open source software platform that increases diabetes data accessibility. This partnership will enable users of the Tidepool Platform, which is currently under development, to download and access data from their t:slim Insulin Pump.
"Tidepool's development efforts align with our philosophy that data empowers people with diabetes and their health care providers to make more informed decisions about their care," said Kim Blickenstaff, president and chief executive officer of Tandem Diabetes Care. "The partnership complements our existing t:connect® Diabetes Management Application and diasend® Clinic offerings, and will further enhance our customers' options for displaying data to manage their therapy with the t:slim Pump."
Once the Tidepool Platform is available, healthcare providers and people with diabetes will be able to upload therapy data from their t:slim Insulin Pumps at home or in clinics using Tidepool's device uploader. Tidepool's first application in development, Blip, is designed to display data from multiple devices, including the t:slim Pump, blood glucose meters, and continuous glucose monitors.
About Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (www.tandemdiabetes.com) is a medical device company with an innovative, user-centric and integrated approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Company manufactures and sells the t:slim Insulin Pump, the slimmest and smallest durable insulin pump currently on the market, and the first and only insulin pump with a high resolution, color touch screen. Tandem is based in San Diego, California.
Tidepool Project (www.tidepool.org) is an open source, non-profit effort building software that helps reduce the burden of managing Type 1 Diabetes. The Tidepool Platform is being developed to serve as a secure, scalable home for diabetes device data as well as contextual data such as meals, exercise and life events. The Tidepool Platform and anonymized research database under development are also intended to serve as a foundation for future contextualized diabetes research.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements relating to the development of the Tidepool Platform, and the ability to download and access data from t:slim Pumps to the Tidepool Platform. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various risks and uncertainties, including: the development and maintenance of the Tidepool Platform is outside of the Company's control; Tidepool's ability to complete the development of the Tidepool Platform, device uploader and Blip application, secure applicable regulatory approvals and thereafter reliably maintain and update such products; Tandem's ability to maintain a commercial agreement with Tidepool pursuant to which the t:slim Pump is compatible with the Tidepool Platform currently under development; the potential that newer products that compete with the t:slim Pump, or other technological breakthroughs for the monitoring, treatment or prevention of diabetes, may render the t:slim Pump and/or t:connect Application obsolete or less desirable; and other risks identified in Tandem's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Tandem undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement in this press release.
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t:slim and Tandem Diabetes Care are registered trademarks and t:connect is a trademark of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
Tidepool, Blip, and Nutshell are trademarks of Tidepool Project.
Diasend is a registered trademark of Diasend, Inc.
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