Ascensia Diabetes Care

By Jonah Comstock 01:45 pm January 8, 2019
Ascensia Diabetes Care, the Swiss tech company originally formed a few years ago from a merger of Bayer Health’s diabetes division and Panasonic Healthcare, is officially moving into the CGM space via a partnership with Huzhou, China-based Zhejiang POCTech. In the short term, the partnership will put an Ascensia-branded version of POCTech’s CE-Marked CGM in several markets by the end of the year...
By Dave Muoio 12:58 pm November 21, 2018
Ascensia Diabetes Care’s Contour Diabetes app — a mobile tool to monitor trends in blood glucose levels that connects to the Contour Next One glucometer — has received yet another update. As of Monday, iPhone users can transfer blood glucose and carbohydrate data from their app to records kept within the Apple Health platform. After opting in, data collected through Ascensia’s app will...

Ascensia's Contour Next was the top-performing meter in the study.

By Jonah Comstock 02:05 pm September 26, 2018
What happened In a triple-blinded, multisite, independent study, researchers have found that only one third of commercially available FDA-cleared blood glucose meters in the United States could consistently perform to an accuracy standard close to, but actually more lenient than, the FDA’s. Of the 18 BCGs tested, only six were consistently accurate in each of three test sites. Five were compliant...
By Dave Muoio 04:17 pm June 25, 2018
This weekend saw the kickoff of the American Diabetes Association’s 78th annual conference, and with it a slew of new data from diabetes management players. The meeting included presentation on studies covering a range of technologies, such as continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, apps, and other digital-backed management strategies. Among the studies highlighted by the association was an...
By Laura Lovett 02:48 pm May 8, 2018
This morning Ascensia Diabetes Care launched the latest version of its Contour Diabetes app in the United States. The upgraded app will offer users a new feature, called My Patterns,  which will give personalized feedback and coaching to users. “The My Patterns feature on the new Contour Diabetes app represents a real advance in the use of data for diabetes management,” Michael Kloss, CEO at...
By Laura Lovett 11:48 am April 3, 2018
Innovators compete. Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced the six finalists in its innovation competition, which is aimed at finding digital platforms to support Type 2 diabetes management. The competition included 116 submissions from North America, Asia, and Europe. The six finalists are: Foodient by Whisk, an artificial intelligence-powered dietary app that connects to large grocery retailers,...
By Laura Lovett 03:52 pm December 12, 2017
Today Ascensia Diabetes Care UK launched the latest version of its Contour Diabetes app, a tool that helps people self-manage their diabetes, in the UK and Ireland. The app is designed to connect to the company’s Contour One Next blood glucose meter.  “This latest upgrade to the Contour Diabetes app provides patients with a smarter tool that can help to make the self-management of their diabetes...
By Heather Mack 05:09 pm January 31, 2017
Care coordination platform provider PatientPing is now working with New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health, marking the seventh state where PatientPing’s services are offered. The company’s product is a clinical event notification platform that sends real-time messages (“Pings”) to providers whenever their patients are admitted, transferred to or discharged to or from a facility. The goal is to...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 pm November 21, 2016
Ascensia Diabetes Care, a business unit created this year when Panasonic Healthcare Holdings acquired Bayer Diabetes Care, has received FDA clearance for a second connected glucometer device, the Contour Next One. Its previous device, the Contour Next Link, was cleared in August. While the Contour Next Link was designed specifically to connect to a Medtronic insulin pump, the Contour Next One is...
By Heather Mack 03:44 pm October 7, 2016
As we take a look at the devices that received FDA clearance in 2016's third quarter, we're also considering that the last few months have been a time of change at the Food and Drug Administration, as regulators are beginning to make updates in their system to accomodate all the digital health tools we're seeing.  In June, the FDA offered up a draft guidance document designed to help medical...