DIABETES CARE
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OUR INNOVATION MILESTONE
SINCE THE EARLY 1990S, WE'VE BEEN INNOVATING TO HELP PATIENTS MANAGE THEIR DIABETES THROUGH PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY. TODAY, OUR TEAMS CONTINUE TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF GLUCOSE MONITORING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE.

 

Since the early 1990s, we've been innovating to help patients manage their diabetes through product development and technology. Today, our teams continue to research and develop the next generation of glucose monitoring technology for the future.

2015

Introduction of the FreeStyle Precision Neo system – the first meter and test strips from a leading meter manufacturer1 to be available over the counter, without a doctor's prescription for reimbursement, at an accessible price.

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2012

Design of FreeStyle InsuLinx system, offering insulin users the ability to log results via touchscreen.

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2010

Test strips featuring patented ZipWik™ tabs provide easy application and fast uptake. FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle blood glucose test strips use GDH-FAD chemistry to minimize interference from common, non-glucose sugars2.

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2008

Continuous glucose monitoring is designed to provide patients with better management of their diabetes.

The FreeStyle Promise Program is launched to offer patients monthly savings on FreeStyle brand test strips along with other benefits.

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2007

Abbott further simplifies glucose testing process with introduction of "no-coding" technology. FreeStyle Lite system was cleared by FDA.

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2006

Introduction of FreeStyle Freedom meter with large numeric display.

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2004

Acquisition of TheraSense, a leader in blood glucose self-monitoring devices that require a small blood sample.

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1999

Introduction of FreeStyle meter that requires world’s smallest sample size and the ability to test on many alternative test sites.

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1996

Abbott enters the blood glucose monitoring marketplace with the acquisition of MediSense.

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INVESTIGATOR-INITIATED STUDIES

The Scientific Research Review Committee at Abbott welcomes proposals from academic and community based researchers worldwide who are interested in conducting their own research. To receive materials to submit a research proposal, please review our instructions on research areas of interest(PDF 86.6KB).

1 Leading manufacturers include Accu-Chek, OneTouch and Ascencia.
2 Do not use during xylose absorption testing. Study conducted in 2009. Data on file, Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

 

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