MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Israel-based LabStyle Innovations is preparing to launch its iPhone glucometer for the 1st time.
The device is the 1st smartphone-integrated system of its kind to contain both the lancet and test strips, and it communicates wirelessly with an app currently only available for iOS devices. LabStyle plans to commence its "soft launch" in New Zealand and then expand to Italy, Australia and the U.K.
The device maker won CE Mark approval last year to market Dario in the European Union. The device maker said at the time that it hoped to accelerate its FDA 510(k) submission efforts and then focus on regulatory submissions in Asia and South America.
LabStyle’s mobile app is also a stand-alone program that the company plans to offer to users of other glucose monitors. The device maker is also hoping to accelerate its FDA 510(k) submission efforts, after which LabStyle will focus on regulatory submissions in Asia and South America.
The Dario device stores blood glucose readings, keeps track of past readings, predicts glycated hemoglobin and helps monitor dietary activity, according to Medgadget.
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