Accu-Chek Mobile system introduces strip-free testing

Mon, 22 Feb 2010
A new era in blood glucose monitoring starts today, with the launch of the Accu-Chek� Mobile. The new blood glucose meter is the world's first and only testing device that uses strip-free technology. Breaking down the barriers to testing, the Accu-Chek� Mobile is a groundbreaking innovation.

The Accu-Chek� Mobile is aimed at high frequency testers with busy lifestyles. The new meter uses a unique cassette concept, a continuous tape with 50 tests and a single drum containing six lancets, both of which are approved as household waste. For patients, this eliminates the need for single test strips and single lancets, as well as sharps bins, a major advancement in simplifying the testing process.

Self-monitoring of blood glucose is not always easy to adopt, with many patients testing less than recommended due to lack of time, complicated handling of test strips, or the wish to be discreet. Patients who fail to test (in line with healthcare professional guidelines and management goals) increase the risk of hypoglycaemia and complications.

The Director of Diabetes Care at Roche, Brett Lewis, reportedly commented: "It is clear our revolutionary cassette-based system sets new standards in blood glucose testing and eliminates worry over issues such as waste disposal. Accu-Chek� Mobile's comprehensive features with five-second test time, only 0.3�l blood volume and most important the strip-free mode of operation makes it a clear step forward in diabetes care."

At this stage, the Accu-Chek� Mobile is being launched exclusively in partnership with Boots, who will retail the meter at £49.99. For more information please visit www.Accu-Chek.co.uk/stripfreemobile

Accu-Chek� Mobile key features:
  • 50 tests on a continuous tape
  • 6 lancets in a single drum
  • No handling of used test strips or single lancets
  • Small 0.3 �l sample size
  • 500 test memory plus 7, 14, 30 day averages
  • Data download to use with Excel and Accu-Chek software
  • No Coding
  • Measuring time: Approximately 5 sec
Measuring conditions:
  • Temperature: +10° C to +40° C (+50° F to +104° F)
  • Temperature flagging: +8° C to +10° C or +40° C to +42° C (+46.4° F to 50° F or 104° F to 107.6° F)
  • Humidity: up to 85% relative humidity
Storage Conditions:
  • Without battery: -25 C° to +70° C (-13° F to +158° F)
  • With battery: -10° C to +50° C (+14° F to +122° F)
  • Humidity: up to 93 % relative humidity
  • Reminders: 10 individually programmable test reminders, 3 of them alternatively with fixed test time - reminding feature
  • Memory Capacity: Approximately 500 measurements with time and date
  • Dimensions: 123 x 66 x 28 mm (with attached finger pricker)
  • Weight: Approx. 150 g (with batteries, test cassette and lancet drum)
  • Batteries: 2 x type AAA, LR03, AM4 or Micro; 1.5V; Back up battery, 3V, Lithium coin cell, type CR1025; battery not changeable
  • Battery Life: Min 500 measurements within 8 month
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