Photo Release -- Asante Solutions Appoints New VP of Sales

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asante Solutions, Inc. (Asante), a medical device company focused on diabetes care, has further strengthened its leadership team by adding Rick Philbin as vice president of sales.

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Rick Philbin
Asante Solutions, Inc. has hired Rick Philbin as vice president of sales.

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"We are pleased that Rick is joining Asante as we prepare to enter the U.S. market with the launch of the Pearl™ Insulin Pump," said David Thrower, Asante's president and chief executive officer. "Rick is an accomplished and recognized sales leader in the insulin pump category as well as a proven community leader, educator and speaker on diabetes topics. He has more than 20 years of progressive achievements, from hands-on sales representation to regional and area sales management."

Prior to joining Asante, Philbin was a field sales director for Animas, a division of Johnson & Johnson, and manufacturer of the One Touch Ping brand insulin pump. For over 15 years, Rick has been deeply involved in diabetes community organizations such as Children with Diabetes and the Diabetes, Exercise and Sports Association. He has also served as a faculty member and presenter for the Diabetes Core Curriculum Workshop. He studied athletic training as an undergraduate and has master's degrees in both education and business administration, specializing in health care management.

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Rick Philbin for the past 12 years," said Steve Edelman, professor of medicine, UCSD School of Medicine and founder and director of TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes). "As a leader, he successfully combines his business insight with his compassion for patients with diabetes and the clinicians who serve them. His knowledge of diabetes and the insulin pump market is a great combination, allowing him to provide much needed education regarding the disease state."

About the Pearl Insulin Pump

The Pearl Insulin Pump's many user-friendly features are designed to make an easy-to-use system for those on intensive insulin therapy. In developing the Pearl, Asante scrutinized and improved each step of the pumping process, from filling the pump to the user interface to detecting occlusions to pricing. The resulting Pearl Insulin Pump helps patients bring balance to life with diabetes™. More product details are available at

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