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Rimidi, Eli Lilly ink agreement to personalize solutions for people using insulin

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:00 Hrs  [IST]

Rimidi, a digital health company that provides software and clinical analytics for chronic disease management, and Eli Lilly and Company, a leader in diabetes care for more than 90 years, are coming together to develop provider-focused tools that will integrate personalized solutions for people who use insulin to manage their diabetes. Rimidi will integrate its diabetes management software platform with Lilly's integrated insulin management system in development.

The non-exclusive agreement between Rimidi and Lilly will strive to make diabetes management easier for approximately 30 million Americans with diabetes and the health care providers who care for them by helping people use insulin more effectively while optimizing diabetes management within the normal clinical workflow.

"Diabetes management is a collaborative effort between people with diabetes and their healthcare providers. With the right support they can achieve better results together," said Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD and chief executive officer of Rimidi. "We are proud to partner with Lilly to facilitate personalized management of diabetes. This is a 'better together' story."

Rimidi's platform helps clinicians personalize care by leveraging the individual characteristics and clinical histories of people with diabetes to identify individuals who may benefit from specific management approaches. Lilly's integrated insulin management system combines a connected insulin pen with glucose-sensing technologies (e.g., glucose meter, CGM) and software applications to deliver personalized insulin dose recommendations. Data from these devices and apps will flow back to physicians to truly connect care.

"To make diabetes management easier, we need to enable and empower people with diabetes to use insulin more effectively," said Marie Schiller, vice president, Connected Care and site head, Cambridge Innovation Center. "Our partnership with Rimidi is one step in making this vision a reality. Diabetes is a challenge for patients and can be tough for physicians to treat. Connected care may be able to reduce many of these burdens, allowing physicians to focus on the most important clinical decisions and improving outcomes."

Rimidi's diabetes management platform runs on top of leading electronic medical records systems, providing a seamless workflow experience for clinicians at the point of care. Rimidi's understanding of clinical workflow enables primary care providers to leverage analytics and expert systems, such as Lilly's integrated insulin management system, to improve care for specific patient populations.

Lilly's integrated insulin management system, comprised of cloud-based analytics, patient engagement solutions and connected devices, is one of two platforms being developed by Lilly for the Connected Diabetes Ecosystem, which is being designed to make diabetes management easier by enabling people to use insulin more effectively. The other is an automated insulin delivery system, which is a hybrid closed-loop platform that uses connected devices to automate insulin dosing.

Both platforms within the Ecosystem are currently in development, and some clinical trials have started. In conjunction with a variety of partners, including Rimidi, Lilly is working to make these platforms available to patients within two to three years, pending FDA approval or clearance.


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