30 years Disetronic / Ypsomed

Ypsomed was founded in 2003 when the Burgdorf-based Disetronic Group was split up. Willy Michel, the co-founder and major shareholder, sold Disetronic Holding AG and its Infusion Systems Division to Roche Holding in 2003. He retained the Injection Systems Division, which has traded since then as an independent company under the name Ypsomed.

Ypsomed is a recognised pioneer in self-care medication with over 30 years experience. Ypsomed has been successful in identifying new needs early on, and in tapping into an emerging niche market.

In order to cope with the very fast pace of growth, extensive investment has to be made on an ongoing basis in production facilities in Switzerland, as well as in the technological advancement of Ypsomed's products. To secure long-term financing, the IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange was planned for autumn 2004 and went ahead successfully.

Ypsomed milestones – a chronology

2017

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Ypsomed  decides to launch  mylife™ YpsoPump® in further countries in Europe and abroad
2016

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Launch of mylife™ YpsoPump® in several European countries
2015

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • mylife Clickfine DiamondTip pen needle
  • mylife Clickfine AutoProtect 5mm / 31G

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Lupisulin Pen (Insulin/Lupin, India)
  • PolhuminPen (Insulin/Polfa Tarohomin, Poland)
  • id Pen (Insulin/Indar, Ukraine)
2014

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Albiglutide LyoTwist (GLP-1 / GlaxoSmithKline, US)
  • BiomatikPen 2 (Insulin / Pharmstandard, Russia)
  • Bydureon Pen (GLP-1 / Astra Zeneca, UK)
  • Palatin Autoinjector (BMT / Palatin Technologies, US)
2013

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • mylife Clickfine 4 mm / 32G Nadel
  • mylife Penfine Classic (Schraubnadel)
  • mylife Unio und mylife AutoLance
  • mylife Orbit Reservoir
  • Foundation subsidiary Italy

Ypsomed Delivery Systems 

  • Lupisulin Pen (Insulin/Lupin, India)
  • YpsoMate autoinjector (clinical trials)
  • reddot design award for mylife Unio
  • Sulin Pen (Insulin/Dongbao, China)
  • Biosulin Pen (Insulin/MJ Biopharm, India)
2012

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Foundation subsidiary Austria
  • mylife DailyDose
  • mylife OmniPod 2nd Generation

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • AnsuPen (Insulin/Square, Bangladesh)
  • ConviPen (Insulin/Incepta, Bangladesh)
2011

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Infusion set for Luer-based insulin pumps
  • mylife SafetyLancets
  • Acquisition infusion business Orbit from ICU Medical, US

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Launch of umbrella brand YDS Delivery Systems
  • Omnifill (Insulin/B.Braun)
2010

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Foundation subsidiary United Kingdom
  • mylife OmniPod insulin patch pump in Europe (Insulin)
  • Second generation mylife "click-on" pen needle
  • mylife "click-on" safety pen needle

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Gansulin Pen (Insulin/Dongbao, China)
  • Disposable Genotropin GoQuick (hGH/Pfizer)
  • BiomatikPen (Insulin/Pharmstandard, Russia)
  • Good Design Award for mylife Clickfine AutoProtect
2009

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Launch of mylife Diabetescare umbrella brand
  • 10% share in Bionime Corp., in Taiwan
  • mylife Pura blood glucose monitoring system in Europe

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Solostar pen components (Insulin/Sanofi)
  • red dot design award for ServoPen platform
2008

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Founding of a subsidiary company in India

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • New logistics and manufacturing site in Burgdorf, Switzerland
  • Disposable SymlinPen (Symlin / Amylin Pharmaceuticals)
  • YpsoPen (Insulin / Polfa Tarchomin, Poland)
2007

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Acquisition of various diabetes sales organisations in Germany

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Reusable HumatroPen 3 (hGH / Eli Lilly)
2006

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Acquisition of new industrial site in Solothurn, Switzerland
  • Manufacturer certification in Japan
  • Preotact Pen (PTH / Nycomed)
  • Dongbao electronic pen (Insulin / Dongbao, China)
2005

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Semi-disposable Pen OptiClik (Insulin/Sanofi-Aventis)
2004

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Ypsomed listed on Swiss Stock Exchange
  • Disposable Gonal-f Pen (FSH/Merck-Serono)
2003

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

  • Sale of Disetronic's insulin pump business to Roche
  • Foundation diabetics mail order business DiaExpert in Germany

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

  • Company renamed Ypsomed
  • Genotropin Pen (hGH/Pharmacia & Upjohn)