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[IP] 'Wristwatch' Glucose Monitor Approved by FDA for Children, Adolescents

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'Wristwatch' Glucose Monitor Approved by FDA for Children, Adolescents

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 27 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
said on Tuesday that it has approved Cygnus Inc.'s GlucoWatch Biographer, a 
noninvasive blood glucose monitoring device worn like a watch, for use in 
children and adolescents with diabetes.
The FDA said that the approval was based on the results of a 66-patient 
study showing the GlucoWatch to be safe and effective in type I diabetics 
aged 7 to 17.

The GlucoWatch, which is marketed in the US by Cygnus with Japanese partner 
Sankyo Pharma Inc., was first approved in the US for adults in March last 
year. The device is only for use in conjunction with finger-stick method of 
monitoring blood glucose in order to ensure accuracy.

Cygnus and Sankyo are currently working on an enhanced version of the 
device, with the goal of developing the technology as a replacement for 
finger-stick tests.

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