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Medtronic Engineering Team Wins IDEA Award for Enlite Serter

By Karrie Hawbaker

Public Relations Manager

Posted:  7/12/2012 6:32 PM


Today we’re excited to congratulate Uli Rankers and his team of engineers here at Medtronic for winning a silver IDEA award for the Enlite™ Serter!

The 2012 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA®) program is a celebration of design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.

The Enlite Serter, a winner in the medical device category of the IDEA program, is used with the Enlite continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor. The person with diabetes loads the Serter with an Enlite Sensor and pushes a button to insert the sensor beneath the skin. The product design includes improved ease of insertion features over previous serters, such as a hidden needle during insertion, a 90 degree insertion angle, and a one button insertion process.

Enlite and the Enlite Serter are investigational devices in the US and not approved for sale in the US.

We’re all very excited for Uli and his team for this recognition of how hard they work every day to improve the lives of people living with diabetes!

For more information about the program and the award, please visit the following links:

2012 IDEA Winners Reflect the Best in Design
Glucose Sensor Serter System


Linda McKay

Posted on Thu Jul 12 19:47:44 GMT 2012

J just love this invention. Please please please hurry up and get it out to the public so life will be easier for we diabetics. Hurry..........Ok? Thank You, LindaKaye

Mary Fairweather Dexter

Posted on Fri Jul 13 01:56:25 GMT 2012

I hope this becomes available in the US by my next upgrade. The 90 degree angle will be a big improvement.

Robin Cacopardo

Posted on Mon Aug 06 03:37:09 GMT 2012

Will the Enlite work with Paradigm Revel systems? Guardian? mySentry?


Posted on Wed Aug 15 03:56:34 GMT 2012

I’m sorry but, due to FDA rules, I can’t provide details about products that are not approved for use in the U.S. Of course, when any new product is approved, we’re always sure to let our community know.

Mary T Smith

Posted on Tue Nov 06 01:35:07 GMT 2012

I just cannot wait for this to be made available here in the USA...Sounds terrific!!

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