continuous glucose monitoring

By Jonah Comstock 01:54 pm March 15, 2016
When the Apple Watch launched last year, Dexcom announced that it would have an Apple Watch app ready for its G4 continuous glucose monitor system, and it did. While users could see their CGM data on their wrist, that data had to go on a long trip to get there. With the G4, the implant sent data to a receiver box which sent data to the phone which sent data to the watch, and the user needed to...
By Jonah Comstock 01:00 pm February 4, 2016
Germantown, Maryland-based Senseonics' Eversense continuous glucose monitor, which promises to be less invasive and longer lasting than traditional CGMs, still isn’t FDA cleared or CE-marked. But the company, which filed for an IPO last month, is pushing ahead on a partnership to maximize the user experience of its device, and to establish a pipeline for sending its data to users’ healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock 01:16 pm January 14, 2016
Senseonics, a Germantown, Maryland-based company working on a longterm implantable continuous glucose monitor, has filed to go public with an IPO that, for now at least, is valued at $51.75 million.  Senseonics singular offering is a pill-sized sensor that is entirely implanted in the user’s upper arm so that it can continuously monitor their glucose levels. The device is meant to last at least...
By Jonah Comstock 10:26 am May 6, 2015
Dexcom was one of the first companies to announce that it would have an Apple Watch app, and a recent FDA guideline made it clear that, as a secondary display device for a cleared CGM, the Apple Watch app wouldn't require its own clearance. But users of other smartwatches, including the Pebble Watch and the Android devices have also had access to Dexcom CGM readings, just not through an...
By Jonah Comstock 08:24 am January 28, 2015
The Dexcom G4 receiver, which will have an "identical" form factor to the forthcoming Bluetooth version. In a call to investors days after its app won FDA approval, Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer shared some of the company's follow-up plans for its new smartphone-connected continuous glucose monitor, including Android and smartwatch apps and apps that will run some analytics on the CGM data. Dexcom...
By Jonah Comstock 08:56 am January 26, 2015
The old Dexcom Share, with charging cradle. Dexcom has received approval from the FDA for a new version of its smartphone connected Dexcom Share platform that will eliminate the docking cradle and allow a patient's continuous glucose monitor data to be transferred directly to a user's smartphone, as well as the smartphones of up to five friends or caretakers. Dexcom Share got clearance in...
By Jonah Comstock 08:21 am June 16, 2014
The Dexcom G4 was the continuous glucose monitor used in the study. An artificial pancreas system -- consisting of a continuous glucose monitor, and insulin pump, and an iPhone 4s -- has been shown to improve glucose regulation in a simulated outpatient setting in both adults and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, according to a new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. The adult...
By Jonah Comstock 08:50 am January 15, 2014
San Diego-based Dexcom, a maker of continuous glucose monitors, has filed for a patent for a system that would integrate a smartphone with a Dexcom device, detailing some of the features such a device might have. "The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide...
By Brian Dolan 11:45 am April 7, 2010
Scientific American recently published a feature on wireless enabled and needle-free, continuous blood glucose monitoring company Echo Therapeutics, which was one of the few startups in wireless health that announced venture capital investment last year. Echo is currently seeking NDA clearance from the FDA. According to Scientific American, Echo's offering, Symphony tCGM, has three distinct...