DexCom and Google to Build Next Generation CGM

DexCom, makers of the DexCom G4 Platinum glucose monitoring system, announced this week that they have entered into a partnership with Google to develop a game-changing CGM.

In partnering with Google Life Sciences, DexCom is imagining a CGM that is the size of a dime and much cheaper than what's currently available. It will be up to Google to conduct the research and development side of the product.

DexCom EVP of Strategy and Product Development Steve Pacelli described it during an earnings call last week that was quoted by Jonah Comstock at mobihealthnews.com:

“Five plus years from now, our goal would be to have a sensor that would be something that’s miniaturized, that looks more like a bandage than a medical device, that’s fully disposable. You get it to the point where you overcome basically all of the objections that a patient would have to wearing the device – it talks to your phone, it doesn’t have to be calibrated, you don’t take fingersticks anymore.”

However, before getting to that point DexCom will be rolling out another two generations of their flagship product, the DexCom CGM.

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