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Roche and Dexcom Partner Up

Dexcom is making more friends. Already having partnerships with Animas and Omnipod, Dexcom has now signed a research and development agreement with Roche Diagnostics U.S. The plan is to integrate Dexcom's continuous glucose monitor into Roche's insulin pumps so you can see trends and blood glucose data in one handheld device.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Pendiq Digital Insulin Pen

We've been talking about smart insulin pens for years. A smart pen that includes some of the helpful features found in today's smart pumps would help non-pump patients increase the success of their diabetes management greatly. Pendiq is a new digital insulin pen manufactured by Diamesco Co, that was announced at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Lisbon in September of 2011.

Agamatrix Presto Blood Glucose Testing

Successful diabetes management starts with accurate numbers. WaveSense is a new technology that personalizes each test to provide world class accuracy. It detects and corrects for common sources of error that make blood glucose measurements inaccurate. Some of the common errors are:

Blood Samples - Blood sample variations such as hematocrit level (the amount of red blood cells in the sample) or chemical interferences from food or beverages (such as vitamin C from orange juice).

Debiotech Jewel Pump

Debiotech Jewel Pump

The Debiotech JewelPump is a disposable patch pump with some similarities to the current Omnipod, as well as other patch pumps on the horizon. Debiotech, a Swiss company, teamed with ST Microelectronics to create this sleek pump system. Like most patch pumps, a separate controller is required to deliver bolus insulin doses. It use a microelectromechanical (MEMS) pumping system, that allows the pump to be kept small and light.

Cellnovo Insulin Pump

The Cellnovo semi-patch pump (patch pump with a nearby infusion site) got a lot of attention in 2009 when it was first announced because of it's small size and iPhone like handset. Cellnovo, a London based company, has now joined forces with Osaka, Japan based Nipro Diagnostics, a blood glucose meter company, for integration of a meter into the Cell-Novo controller for the pod. We saw the pump at this year's ADA, but we were unable to handle it since it wasn't FDA approved yet.

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