Google’s arm to attack Diabetes using the sensor pulse

|August 11, 2015 0
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Joins forces with DexCom to empower more people to control their diabetes with real-time and actionable information

SAN DIEGO, USA: DexCom, Inc., a player in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes, has entered into an agreement with the life sciences team at Google to jointly develop a series of next-generation CGM products that are designed to be smaller and less expensive than existing technologies.

These new products will incorporate Google’s miniaturized electronics platform with DexCom’s best-in-class sensor technology, tells an announcement. This collaboration may also provide an opportunity to better utilize the data generated by these CGM products to significantly improve the outcomes and reduce the costs associated with diabetes care.

“This partnership has the potential to change the face of diabetes technology forever,” said Kevin Sayer, President and Chief Executive Officer of DexCom. “Working together, we believe we can introduce products that will move us beyond our core Type 1 business to become the standard of care for all people living with diabetes.”

“We’re committed to developing new technologies that will help move health care from reactive to proactive,” said Andrew Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google. “This collaboration is another step towards expanding monitoring options and making it easier for people with diabetes to proactively manage their health.”

Initial products to be developed under the agreement will focus on minimizing both the cost and size of CGM body worn components. The products will be designed to be disposable, and will be intended for use across all diabetes markets. The goal is to empower more people to control their diabetes with real-time and actionable information by developing a low-cost, small, bandage-sized sensor that is connected to the cloud. DexCom is also obligated to pay an initial upfront payment and milestone payments during development, and revenue-based royalties once these products are launched and have achieved a certain level of revenue, as further explained in a press update.

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