2012 Type 1 Diabetes Emerging Technology Initiative
Over the past decade, advances in medical device technology have had significant impact on monitoring, management and treatment of a wide variety of diseases. As technologies move from the professional care environment to the home, we anticipate that these trends will accelerate, thereby vastly improving disease outcomes and a patient’s quality of life. Thus, the goal of the Emerging Technologies Initiative (ETI) of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (HCT) Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Program is to accelerate the development of these new technologies, initially to improve the management of T1D. However, we anticipate that many of these technologies will have a much broader impact by providing new approaches to drug delivery (in areas such as pain management), bringing telemedicine to the home (providing improved compliance) and offering bio-sensing.
Since 2009 HCT has made major investments in research, technology, systems and outreach, with a goal of improving the lives of people living with T1D. HCT has been actively funding advances in technology that decreases the burden and improves outcomes for people living with the disease. With this funding opportunity, HCT seeks innovations that advance all facets of technology used in the management of T1D. These include, but are not limited, to: accuracy in glucose sensing and insulin delivery, ease of use, and improved form factors and functionality, which all will contribute to greater efficacy in treatment.
The objective of this initiative is to accelerate the development and commercialization of technologies for the management of T1D. There are seven broad areas of interest for this funding opportunity:
- Continuous Glucose Monitoring
- Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose
- Insulin Pumps
- Infusion Sets
- Insulin Dose Sensing and Control
- Glucose Rescue/Recovery
- Data Connectivity
For more information and specifics regarding applying, which requires registering and a two-step process, please go to:
For more information please go to:
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