NICE has developed a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on the Space GlucoseControl system for managing blood-glucose in critically ill patients in intensive care.

The Space GlucoseControl system is intended to be used for controlling blood-glucose levels of critically ill patients in intensive care and could be used in place of manual protocols for planning the measurement of blood-glucose levels. The system includes nutrition infusion pumps, an insulin pump, and an algorithm to calculate insulin dosing and blood-glucose measurement intervals.

Medtech Innovation Briefings provide a description of the medical technology, including its likely place in therapy, the costs of using the technology and a critical review of the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant published evidence.

Their purpose is to provide objective information on device and diagnostic technologies to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals. By making this information available, NICE helps to avoid the need for NHS organisations to produce similar information for local use.

Medtech Innovation Briefings are not NICE guidance. They differ in format, contain no judgement on the value of the technology and do not constitute a guidance recommendation.

MIBs are commissioned by NHS England and produced in support of the NHS 5 Year Forward View, specifically as one of a number of steps which will accelerate innovation in new treatments and diagnostics.