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Calibra Medical

Founded Year

2004

Stage

Acquired - II | Acquired

Total Raised

$64.43M

About Calibra Medical

Calibra Medical is developing medical devices and technologies designed to make insulin therapy easier and more discreet for patients with Type I and Type II diabetes. Calibra Medical's insulin delivery device aims to be small and wearable and contains a 3-day supply of insulin that can be actuated through clothing. Calibra Medical's insulin delivery device is intended to replace what the company believes are the existing complicated, programmable pumps.Calibra Medical's first product, Finesse, is designed to improve mealtime insulin therapy delivery. Calibra Medical's goal with Finesse is to improve care for people with diabetes by simplifying insulin delivery, thereby improving patient adherence to their physician's treatment recommendations. Finesse is a small plastic device designed to adhere comfortably to a patient's skin. Per Calibra, Finesse is able to hold and deliver prescribed amounts of insulin over several days while remaining in place throughout a patient's daily activities, including showering, exercising and sleeping. The Finesse insulin delivery device operates through a patient's clothing and is designed to quickly deliver common dosage quantities.

Headquarters Location

220 Saginaw Drive Suite 1440

Redwood City, California, 94063,

United States

206-624-3536

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Expert Collections containing Calibra Medical

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Calibra Medical is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Medical Devices.

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Medical Devices

8,560 items

Companies developing medical devices (per the IMDRF's definition of "medical device"). Includes software, lab-developed tests (LDTs), and combination products. *Columns updated as regularly as possible.

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Diabetes

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Health IT

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Calibra Medical Patents

Calibra Medical has filed 1 patent.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

11/7/2014

7/25/2017

Dosage forms, Drug delivery devices, Medical equipment, Insulin therapies, Actuators

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Application Date

11/7/2014

Grant Date

7/25/2017

Title

Related Topics

Dosage forms, Drug delivery devices, Medical equipment, Insulin therapies, Actuators

Status

Grant

Latest Calibra Medical News

CeQur buys assets from Calibra Medical

Jul 18, 2018

CeQur buys assets from Calibra Medical X CeQur has acquired select assets of Calibra Medical, one of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies. Image: Calibra’s FDA-approved device for adults with diabetes who require insulin. Subscribe to our email newsletter The transaction includes an exclusive worldwide license for the wearable, on-demand insulin delivery system previously known as OneTouch Via. The Calibra system enables people with diabetes to discreetly and conveniently deliver rapid-acting insulin at mealtime. Financial terms were not disclosed. “CeQur is dedicated to simplifying insulin dosing for people with diabetes, so that they can live healthier, more satisfying lives,” said Robert Farra, chief executive officer of CeQur. “Clinical studies and real-world experience have shown that wearable, on-demand insulin delivery provides an ideal solution to the pervasive challenge of mealtime insulin delivery. The Calibra device is a perfect complement to PAQ, our basal and bolus insulin-infusion device. Both wearable devices provide simple, discreet, three-day insulin delivery without the barriers and discomfort created by injections.” CeQur plans to launch Calibra’s insulin delivery device under a new name in mid-2019, following transfer of manufacturing equipment. “This device will enable us to begin reaching the diabetes community with simple, discreet, three-day insulin delivery that will free people from having to inject multiple times per day,” said Farra. Two million people with type 2 diabetes in the United States take multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) to control their blood glucose levels (HbA1c). Clinical practice guidelines published by the American Diabetes Association generally point to HbA1c levels below 7 percent as reasonable targets to help prevent diabetes complications. An estimated 70 percent of insulin users in the United States do not achieve this goal, primarily due to missed insulin injections. Lifestyle restrictions, injection challenges and social stigma are all barriers to consistent and appropriate insulin therapy. Results of a global 62-site clinical study presented at the American Diabetes Association 2018 Scientific Sessions comparing the Calibra device to insulin pens to initiate and maintain bolus insulin dosing among 278 people with type 2 diabetes showed that this device provided positive clinical benefits with less glycemic variability than pens, significantly higher ease-of-use and patient satisfaction scores, and similar safety. “Basal and bolus insulin therapy works when we have the tools to determine the appropriate insulin doses and deliver them in a convenient way,” said Richard M. Bergenstal, MD, endocrinologist and executive director of the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Results from the Calibra clinical study were quite impressive, showing that the device provides an easy way for patients to deliver bolus insulin at mealtimes on top of an individualized basal insulin injection. Having options available for patients that makes insulin delivery easier, more discreet and convenient is one way to help improve diabetes management.” “The Calibra device is well designed with impressive clinical results,” said Eric Milledge, executive chairman of CeQur. “The number of people with diabetes who require insulin will continue to grow. Given the proven benefits of this device, as well as the range of patients it can support, CeQur will improve the health and simplify the lives of these individuals.” CeQur is developing and commercializing advanced yet simple-to-use insulin delivery devices that make it easier for people living with diabetes to adhere to therapy and stay in control of their disease. The Company’s simple, three-day, wearable devices provide freedom from multiple daily insulin injections. Source: Company Press Release

Calibra Medical Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Calibra Medical founded?

    Calibra Medical was founded in 2004.

  • Where is Calibra Medical's headquarters?

    Calibra Medical's headquarters is located at 220 Saginaw Drive, Redwood City.

  • What is Calibra Medical's latest funding round?

    Calibra Medical's latest funding round is Acquired - II.

  • How much did Calibra Medical raise?

    Calibra Medical raised a total of $64.43M.

  • Who are the investors of Calibra Medical?

    Investors of Calibra Medical include CeQur, Lifescan, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Three Arch Partners, Skyline Ventures and 4 more.

  • Who are Calibra Medical's competitors?

    Competitors of Calibra Medical include InterRad Medical, Broncus Medical, Svelte Medical Systems, Endologix, REGENESIS BIOMEDICAL and 16 more.

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CeQur

CeQur is developing and commercializing advanced yet simple-to-use insulin delivery devices that make it easier for people living with type 2 diabetes to adhere to therapy and stay in control of their disease. The Company's fully optimized device, PaQ, is a three-day, wearable device that provides freedom from multiple daily insulin injections.

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