February 5, 2014
The promise of Google's glucose-sensing contact lens is non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring: that rather than having to prick themselves with lancets several times a day, the nation's 26 million people with diabetes could take their readings on their phone via passively collected tears.
If that sounds too good to be true to you, you're not alone. A number of voices in the diabetes care...
December 17, 2013
The Symphony continuous glucose monitoring system from Echo Therapeutics.
The global market for continuous blood glucose monitoring is in for slow but steady growth, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. Though the relatively new market was valued at just $194.8 million in 2012, Allied projects it will hit $568.5 million by 2020, making for a compound annual growth rate of 14....
December 12, 2013
A team from the University of California Santa Barbara has developed a technique for continuous monitoring of the saturation of drugs in the bloodstream. While technology has existed to monitor saturation at intervals, and to continuously monitor certain specific substances like glucose, this is the first potentially modular, continuous sensor.
This could allow doctors to more quickly and...
November 1, 2011
Sensors for Medicine and Science (SMSI), which is developing an implantable glucose monitoring sensor, announced this week that it received $54.1 million in fourth round funding. Delphi Ventures led the investment, which also included contributions from return backers New Enterprise Associates (NEA), HealthCare Ventures, Anthem Capital and Greenspring Associates.
The company plans to use the...
July 21, 2009
The California Healthcare Foundation's iHealthBeat recently conducted a podcast interview with Shankar Sastry, dean of engineering at the University of California-Berkeley and Monica Levy, senior director of research at Manhattan Research. Both Sastry and Levy discuss the state and promise of wireless-enabled healthcare tools. Sastry notes that continuous wireless monitoring will be challenging...
July 10, 2009
Continuous blood glucose monitoring company DexCom has appointed Dr. Eric Topol to its board of directors.
Topol also serves as Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Founding Member and Chief Medical Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, Board Member of Triage Wireless and was on CardioNet's Scientific Advisory Board previously. DexCom looks to be the first wireless...