Gmate smartphone-enabled meter cleared for European market

By Brian Dolan
03:29 pm
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Philosys Gmate SMART glucose meterNew York City-based Philosys recently announced that it had received a European CE Mark for its Gmate Smart glucose meter, which connects to the iPhone and iPad via the devices' headphone jacks. Philosys noted that the CE Mark approval was a year in the making and so it aims to bring the device to market in Europe by the end of this year.

As Medgadget points out, since the device uses the Apple devices' headphone jack to connect it assumedly could be connected to other smartphones and tablets via the same mechanism. The company claims that its Gmate Smart meter is "the smallest, most innovative glucose meter in the world" and "uses the operating system of the smart phone and works by plugging the device into the headphone connector of the smart phone, and launching the companion app."

Now Philosys is looking for a telecom company to partner with it to bring the device to market. It expects to work with multiple mobile operators in a number of markets. The company notes that the CE Mark means it can market the device in the 27 member states of the European Union (EU).

Sanofi's iBGStar, which was developed with Agamatrix, also received its CE Mark and launched in Europe long before it received FDA clearance and arrived in the US.

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