OneTouch(R) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System Approved by Health Canada

Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:27pm EDT

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Animas Announces Approval of Unique Integrated Meter/Pump System with Remote
Insulin Delivery Capabilities and Compatible Software

VANCOUVER, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Animas Corporation announced today the
approval of its OneTouch((R)) Ping(TM) Glucose Management System by Health
Canada. OneTouch Ping is the first full-feature insulin pump that wirelessly
communicates with a blood glucose meter-remote. Using the OneTouch Ping
meter-remote, a person can calculate insulin doses and opt to wirelessly
instruct the pump to deliver them without touching the pump at all, giving
patients more freedom and flexibility in using their insulin pump.

"OneTouch Ping provides patients with unique capabilities designed to make
life with diabetes easier and more discreet. A combination of the advanced
insulin pump technology from Animas and trusted OneTouch blood glucose monitor
technology, the OneTouch Ping frees people living with diabetes from multiple
daily injections, while offering discretion and convenience through remote
insulin dosing," said Henry Anhalt, D.O., Director of Medical Affairs, Animas
Corporation. "Animas is pleased to bring this advancement to people with
diabetes in Canada."

OneTouch Ping also marks the first integrated product from two companies
within the diabetes care group of Johnson & Johnson: Animas makers of insulin
pumps and LifeScan makers of the OneTouch brand of glucose meters and
OneTouch((R)) Ultra((R)) Test Strips.

OneTouch Ping also offers the following: 

    --  Lifestyle-focused pump performance - the pump can be clipped to a
belt,
        tucked in a pocket, or secured under clothing, is waterproof up to 3.6
        meters (12 feet) for 24 hours, and has a color screen for outstanding
        pump readability
    --  Individualized control - delivers lowest basal increments (0.025 U/hr)
        and lowest bolus increments (0.05 U) available to more precisely match
        patient insulin needs

    --  Proven blood glucose monitoring technology - the meter-remote utilizes
        the OneTouch((R)) Ultra((R)) test strip, the #1-selling test strip in
        Canada and #1 test strip preferred among insulin users in Canada.( 
        )OneTouch((R)) Ultra((R)) test strips have more than 6 years of proven
        accuracy and use patented DoubleSure(TM) technology to automatically
        check and confirm results for accuracy


ezManager((R)) MAX Diabetes Management Software
The OneTouch Ping system will also work with the ezManager((R)) MAX Diabetes
Management Software designed to allow users to download important diabetes
management data from the insulin pump and meter-remote. Integrated blood
glucose data from the meter-remote and insulin dosing data may be downloaded
for review, analysis and evaluation of insulin delivery and blood glucose
history to better inform healthcare decision-making. The ezManager((R)) MAX
software is MAC and PC compatible.

OneTouch Ping will be available for shipment on Friday, July 24.  Customers
can order at any time by calling 1-866-406-4844 or by visiting
www.OneTouchPing.ca.

About Animas Corporation
As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Animas is dedicated to
creating a world without limits for people with diabetes through a wide range
of products, including the Animas 2020 insulin pump, inset 30 infusion set,
ezManager MAX software and the new OneTouch Ping glucose management system.
Animas, from the Latin word meaning true inner self or soul, has been
committed since 1996 to individual patient needs through the development of
life-performance technology and unparalleled customer service live 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

To learn more about Animas and its products available in Canada, visit
www.Animas.ca.

About LifeScan, Inc.
LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company and the leading maker of blood
glucose monitoring products, is dedicated to creating a world without limits
for people with diabetes. The company develops, manufactures, and markets a
wide range of glucose monitoring systems and software for use by people with
diabetes and health care providers.

For healthcare professional resources, and information on diabetes care and
LifeScan products and services, visit www.OneTouch.ca.


SOURCE  Animas Corporation

Melissa Katz, Corporate Communications for Animas Corporation,
+1-610-889-4549, Mobile, +1-215-514-0957, Mkatz2@its.jnj.com
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