diabetes management

By Jonah Comstock March 16, 2017
Technology-enabled diabetes management company Livongo Health has raised $52.5 million in new funding in a round co-led by General Catalyst, an existing investor, and international investment company Kinnevik. Other investors included Microsoft Ventures, American Investment Holdings, and EDBI, a Singapore-based fund whose portfolio includes WellTok, GoBalto, and Sotera Wireless. All previous...
By Heather Mack February 17, 2017
In a head-to-head comparison of sensor-augmented insulin pumps, the touchscreen device from Tandem Diabetes Care outperformed that from Medtronic, according to new data presented at the Annual Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes conference in Paris. The self-reported data from San Diego-based Tandem comes from a retrospective study analyzing de-identified data from 3,046 Tandem SAP...
By Jonah Comstock February 16, 2017
Vienna and San Diego-based digital health company mySugr has come out of the International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes with two big pieces of news: study results that show impressive efficacy of the app in high-risk populations and an expansion of its partnership with Roche. The study looked at 440 mySugr users randomly selected from a group of high-risk (HbA1C...
By Heather Mack January 30, 2017
Milpitas, California-based Bigfoot Biomedical, a diabetes management company working on their first product, announced an investment from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)’s newly launched venture fund, T1D, focused on early stage companies working on type 1 diabetes. The terms of the investment were not disclosed, but Bigfoot previously raised $35.5 million. The funding will be...
By Heather Mack January 9, 2017
Mountain View, California-based Glooko is collaborating with Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk to develop a digital diabetes management platform. The non-exclusive partnership, developed and branded by both companies, will combine Glooko’s digital capabilities and Novo Nordisk’s deep knowledge of diabetes. Glooko offers a mobile, cloud-based platform for people with diabetes to track and...
By Heather Mack December 19, 2016
The FDA has cleared the wireless integration of one of Johnson and Johnson subsidiary LifeScan’s blood glucose monitoring systems and WellDoc’s digital diabetes management platform for people with type 2 diabetes. The two companies originally teamed up in March of this year. The integrated system consists of OneTouch Verio Flex, LifeScan’s Bluetooth smart blood glucose monitoring system and...
By Heather Mack December 7, 2016
Medical device maker Medtronic has teamed up with Fitbit to integrate physical activity data with blood glucose levels into one streamlined application.  People living with type 2 diabetes who use Medtronic's iPro2 continuous glucose monitoring system and its companion app, iPro2 myLog, will now be able to have their Fitbit data automatically synced to the app, enabling them to easily see the...
By Jonah Comstock December 7, 2016
BioTelemetry, formerly known as CardioNet, has acquired TelCare, a diabetes management technology company with the distinction of having had the first FDA-cleared, cellular-connected glucometer. BioTelemetry paid $7 million in cash with the potential for additional performance-based earn-outs of up to $5 million, also in cash. Both BioTelemetry and TelCare are veterans of the early days of the...
By Heather Mack December 2, 2016
Germantown, Maryland-based Senseonics, which is working on a long-term implantable continuous glucose monitor called Eversense, has expanded its exclusive distribution agreement with Roche. Now, Roche will have exclusive rights to promote, market and sell the Eversense product line to diabetes clinics and patients in in most of Europe (excluding Scandinavia and Finland), the Middle East (except...
By Heather Mack November 11, 2016
Israel-based DarioHealth, which makes a smartphone-connected blood glucose monitor, has made significant headway in the US, Australian and Canadian markets, seling 5,500 devices in the US this quarter and 8,500 worldwide. The company launched in the US in March, and quickly built up a customer base with more than 100 percent increase in growth by the second quarter. Coasting on that wave of new...