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Haselmeier Announces the CE Mark for JuniorSTAR® Half-Unit Insulin Pen

(PresseBox) (Stuttgart, ) Haselmeier has announced the CE Mark of JuniorSTAR® by Sanofi. JuniorSTAR® is a new easy-to-use, half‑unit insulin reusable pen that can be used with Lantus® (insulin glargine), Apidra® (insulin glulisine) or Insuman® (recombinant human insulin). Developed and manufactured by Haselmeier, JuniorSTAR® is a light weight reusable pen with a large dose display, single-step dial back without insulin leakage and delivers from 1 to 30 units per injection.

"Haselmeier is proud to partner with Sanofi on this important program to develop and manufacture JuniorSTAR® and we look forward to continuing our business relationship in the future." said Frédéric Gabriel, General Manager of Haselmeier.

Director Project Management at Haselmeier, Sandra de Haan adds that "the excellent cooperation between Sanofi and Haselmeier project teams ensured announcement to the diabetes community at the recent EASD congress."

Half-unit dose increment pens provide flexibility to achieve target insulin doses especially in young patients with diabetes. JuniorSTAR® has been tested by people with type 1 diabetes (6 to 18 years old), parents and nurses in a non-comparative survey with 167 insulin pen users from five European countries[1]:

- 81% of patients/parents and 86% of nurses agreed it is easy to carry on a daily basis, due of its light weight (~ 34 grams)
- 98% of patients/parents and 94% of nurses agreed it is easy to read due to its large dose display and legible numbers
- Additionally, 91% of patients/parents and 89% of nurses agreed that the dialling back was easy due to its single-step dial back without insulin leakage
- Overall, 93% of survey participants agreed on its ease of use.

JuniorSTAR® meets the new ISO 11608-1:2012 standard and passed all requirements for robustness and dose accuracy. It is offered in three different colors (blue, red and silver), for flexibility and insulin differentiation.

JuniorSTAR® is expected to be available in Europe and Canada throughout 2014.

References:

[1]. Klonoff D et al., Evaluation of the JuniorSTAR® half-unit insulin pen in young people with type 1 diabetes - user perspectives. European Endocrinology. 2013; 9(2):82-5.

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Haselmeier is a leading designer and manufacturer of pen and auto-injection systems. The Company's devices feature unique function, design and technology and are marketed by leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies around the world.