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Medtronic secures CE Mark approval for the MiniMed™ 780G system with Simplera Sync™ sensor. (Credit: Medtronic)

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 780G automated insulin delivery system has been recognized in the Best World-Changing Idea, North America category as part of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards.

Fast Company's annual World Changing Ideas list celebrates organizations that pursue innovation for good. This is the fourth consecutive year Medtronic has been recognized on the list, receiving previous honors for GI Genius™(opens new window), the Micra™ leadless pacemaker(opens new window) and Medtronic LABS(opens new window).

“The recognition of the MiniMed™ 780G system as a World Changing Idea reflects our commitment to simplifying diabetes care and reducing the mental burden of this relentless disease,” says Que Dallara(opens new window), EVP and President, Medtronic Diabetes. “We’re pleased to receive this honor and will keep working tirelessly to continue empowering individuals with the technology they need to thrive with type 1 diabetes.”

This year's World Changing Ideas Awards showcase innovations from around the world across health, education, energy, AI and more. A panel of Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 1,300 entries across 50 categories.

“Diabetes is a very personal disease, and no two journeys are the same,” says Ali Dianaty, senior vice president, product innovation and operations, Medtronic Diabetes. “This recognition is a reflection of the tremendous dedication and commitment of the many cross-functional teams that worked day in and day out to bring an idea to life. The MiniMed™ 780G system is designed to adapt to each individual's unique needs and goals to help reduce the burden of diabetes management, so people with diabetes can spend more time doing what they love.”

Approved by the FDA in April 2023, the MiniMed™ 780G is the only automated insulin delivery system in the world with Meal Detection™ technology that automatically adjusts insulin and corrects† glucose levels every 5 minutes. This adaptive algorithm accounts for when individuals occasionally forget to bolus or underestimate the number of carbs in their meal, bringing diabetes technology one step closer to mimicking a healthy pancreas.

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