Roche wins CE Mark for blood glucose reading smartphone app

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RocheRoche (SWX: ROROG) today announced that it has obtained a CE Mark for its Accu-Chek SugarView app, which allows a person to read a blood glucose test strip without a meter.

The smartphone app, which will be first available on certain phone models via the Google Play Store, instead uses the phone’s camera to take two pictures of the strip that the app then analyzes via a dedicated algorithm to produce a result ranging from “low” to “very high.”

The app is meant for non-insulin dependent people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

“Accu-Chek SugarView is an easy-to-use app. In addition, it bypasses the need for a blood glucose meter, making it a very affordable and convenient diabetes management solution,” said Marcel Gmuender, global head of Roche Diabetes Care.

“This is especially crucial in emerging markets with often limited access to care and scarce healthcare resources, as the app enables availability of relevant therapy information and support in everyday life,” Gmuender said in a news release.

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