Lilly and Boehringer launch re-usable insulin pen

Especially designed to inspire confidence in the people with diabetes, HumaPen® SAVVIOTM is accurate, durable, short in size, lightweight and easy to use device available in a range of color


Re-usable insulin pen

Eli Lilly and Company India (Lilly) and Boehringer Ingelheim India, on January 21, 2014, announced the launch of HumaPen® SAVVIOTM, an innovative insulin delivery pen that meets the diabetics' individual need. Engineered to resemble a small personal accessory rather than a medical device, this latest innovation was designed following feedback from people with diabetes who shared their aspiration to manage diabetes discreetly. HumaPen®SAVVIOTM, an invention by Lilly, offers an extended shelf life of up to 6 years after first use.

Announcing the launch, Mr Edgard Olaizola, managing director, Eli Lilly and Company India said "The launch of HumaPen® SAVVIOTM marks an important milestone for Lilly, reflecting our ongoing commitment to develop ‘people-led' innovative solutions for diabetes. At Lilly, we recognize that people are unique and that their insulin delivery devices should reflect their lifestyle and personality. That's why we developed HumaPen® SAVVIOTM to be lightweight, portable and available in a choice of colors. It will help to bring a greater sense of normalcy to using insulin."

HumaPen®SAVVIOTM, an original research product of Lilly will be co-promoted by the Lilly-Boehringer Ingelheim alliance in India.HumaPen® SAVVIOTM to be available in India across 6 metros (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

HumaPen® SAVVIOTM re-usable insulin pen's features:
• Accurate and Durable. Extended shelf life of up to 6 years after first use
• Attractive, stylish, sleek & discreet
• Easy cartridge changing with twist lock cartridge holder
• Audible click sound with every unit dialed and dispensed
• Injects 1-60 units of insulin
• Insufficient remaining dose feature that doesn't allow the user to dial more than the units remaining in the cartridge Insulin therapy is an important part of diabetes management. In fact, early introduction of insulin can lower diabetes-related complications but patients are often reluctant to begin insulin therapy despite evidence of its efficacy.

The new HumaPen® SAVVIOTM is short in size, lightweight, dependable, durable, easy to use insulin pen that will improve the everyday lives of people with diabetes. To boost the personal confidence of diabetics, the device is designed similar to a fashionable, compact pen with durable design and will be available in a range of colors - red, graphite, green and silver. HumaPen® SAVVIOTM also makes dosing easy and insulin delivery discreet, which helps insulin users feel more at ease when using their medication.


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