Monarch Medical Technologies Granted U.S. Patent for Approach to Inpatient Insulin Therapy
New patent protects patient-specific methods and systems for safe subcutaneous and intravenous insulin dosing.
Monarch Medical Technologies, the leader in precision insulin dosing for optimized inpatient glucose management, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a new patent allowance, “Systems and Methods for Determining Insulin Therapy for a Patient.” The patent describes the unique methods and systems for more individualized insulin therapy in the inpatient setting, including accounting for the future insulin activity for intravenous and subcutaneous insulin therapy.
“This new patent covers aspects of our EndoTool Glucose Management System, a Class II FDA-cleared software suite, providing patient-specific insulin dosing recommendations” said Linda Beneze, President and CEO of Monarch Medical Technologies. “Within the market, EndoTool is highly differentiated in its physiological approach to insulin dosing. We recognize the need to secure our intellectual property, which provides unique advantages that are best demonstrated in the improved clinical outcomes and associated cost reductions that our clients have experienced.”
With EndoTool, Monarch has been a leading innovator in developing an electronic glucose management system for safer insulin dosing in the inpatient setting. For hospitalized patients with known diabetes or those experiencing stress-induced hyperglycemia, insulin therapy is generally required. Studies have shown that proper glucose management during inpatient treatment reduces morbidity, mortality, and cost of care.
Using current subcutaneous and intravenous protocols, limitations exist. They can be time consuming and complex for clinical staff and lack the ability to take into consideration all of the individual patient variables, as well as the changes in the narrow insulin therapeutic window that can occur over time, to achieve and maintain safe glycemic control.
“The narrow therapeutic window of insulin requirements for each patient are highly dependent on patient physiological factors and the pharmacology of the type of insulin. In order to appropriately manage hyperglycemia, while eliminating the risk of hypoglycemia, these factors and the future insulin activity must be taken into account when determining the insulin dose,” said EndoTool Founder and Inventor, W. Patrick Burgess, PhD, MD. “The new patent underlines the uniqueness of the EndoTool technology, which can adapt the dosing model for each patient when receiving either intravenous or subcutaneous insulin based on multiple patient-specific factors and timely and appropriate adjustments for insulin-on-board, a measurement of future insulin activity.”
About Monarch Medical Technologies
Monarch Medical Technologies is the leading provider of electronic systems for inpatient glycemic management. Monarch’s EndoTool Glucose Management System offers personalized dosing recommendations for intravenous and subcutaneous insulin therapy. As a Class II FDA-cleared, patented software suite, EndoTool has enabled more than 235 hospitals to provide unsurpassed patient-specific glycemic control across a broad population of patients, and ultimately deliver better, safer care. For more information, please visit monarchmedtech.com.