Bayer Diabetes Care has received FDA clearance for its Contour USB blood glucose meter for diabetics. The Contour USB meter requires no coding, stores up to 2,000 test results and features a 5-second test time, a 0.6 microliter sample size, a bright color display, pre/post-meal marking, 500MB of extra memory for storage of personal diabetes information, and a rechargeable battery. The Contour USB has no interference with maltose, galactose, and oxygen and automatically corrects for hematocrit and common interfering substances (eg, acetaminophen, ascorbic acid). The Contour USB can be plugged directly into a computer and utilizes Glucofacts Deluxe diabetes management software.

Bayer expects to launch the Contour USB glucose meter soon.

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