There is a huge downside to this also. I'm a type 1 diabetic and was here to learn more about this company. I am going to switch to a pump in the next month or so and am researching pumps. Although I really like this pump I have read a lot about POD failures. They were my #1 my choice so far until I read about manufacturing in China. My wife worked for a company that moved their manufacturing to China (Beijing). Their quality was significantly impacted. Once they start having more POD failures than before it will only affect this company negatively.
Quantity is not the problem. Getting COGS down to a respectable level is the problem. Even with huge quantities from China (200k per month) they will only be at $15 per pod. With pod price at ~$30, this looks like 50 % Gross margin. Not a good place to be as a med device company.