May 25, 2023 – Medtronic announced it has entered into a set of definitive agreements to acquire EOFlow, manufacturer of the EOPatch device — a tubeless, wearable and fully disposable insulin delivery device. The addition of EOFlow, together with Medtronic’s Meal Detection Technology™ algorithm and next-generation continuous glucose monitor (CGM), is expected to expand the company’s ability to address the needs of more individuals with diabetes, no matter where they are in their treatment journey or preference for how they want their insulin delivered.
The EOPatch device, which features a proprietary microfluidic technology designed to deliver insulin with high accuracy and reliability while minimizing the risk of insulin occlusion, is authorized for marketing in Europe, South Korea, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates with a compatible smartphone application that allows users to monitor and control the patch directly from their phone. Upon closing of the transaction, Medtronic will work quickly to integrate the EOPatch device with its next-generation sensor and clinically proven Meal Detection Technology™ algorithm currently offered in its MiniMed™ 780G system. With the development and regulatory authorization of the next-generation EOPatch device, Medtronic customers will have access to a broad range of solutions across smart multiple daily injections (MDI), tethered insulin pumps, and wearable insulin patch technologies leveraging clinically advanced and proven algorithms and seamlessly integrated to a single CGM platform.