Diabetes technology section

Asante Solutions Receives FDA Clearance for Pearl™ Insulin Pump

Pearl Insulin Pump from Asante Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 17, 2011 – Asante Solutions, Inc. (Asante), a medical device company focused on diabetes care, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for the company's Pearl Insulin Pump. Last month, the Pearl also received the CE Mark, a European proof of conformity that certifies the product meets EU safety, health and environmental requirements. 


The Swiss medical device company, Solianis, is developing products for physiological glucose monitoring, including a non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring device. Based on impedance spectroscopy, their device uses radio waves and changes in skin resistance to monitor changes in blood composition. Solianis employs a multi-sensor approach to monitor various factors, including body temperature, microcirculation, sweat, moisture in the skin and the thickness of different skin layers as often as once a minute.


GlySens Incorporated is a privately held corporation located in San Diego, California that's been around since 1998. Their focus is on an implantable long term continuous glucose monitoring sensor that will help people with diabetes monitor their glucose levels accurately without the usual fingersticks. The system will include 2 parts: the implanted sensor and an external monitor with a display.

NIR Diagnostics (CME Telemetrix) - Near Infrared Technology

UPDATE #1: Recent improved performance of this device can be attributed to a new shell design and a proprietary filling material for their quality control device called the phantom finger. A new algorithm development process is being tested for effectiveness in the transfer of algorithms to other instruments. This update comes from the Chief Scientific Officer, Thomas G. Scecina

ArithMed GmbH - Electromagnetic Radiant Ray

ArithMed GmbH

This small R&D company, based in Dortmund, Germany, claims it is close to production of what is believed to be a near IR device, although it's operational range of 80% humidity or less may indicate a middle IR device. It has been developed in conjunction with a Korean company, Samsung Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. Called the GluControl® GC300 and measuring 17.6 x 11.6 x 6 cm, with a weight of 500 grams (18 oz.), it is designed for home use.


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