Intuity Medical announced  that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring System, the first blood glucose meter and multi-test cartridge to provide automatic testing with lancing, blood collection, and analysis.

POGO combines all of the testing supplies into a self-contained 10-test cartridge. Patients no longer need to carry and use separate glucose testing supplies such as a lancing device, lancets, and test strips. In a clinical study of 287 patients, over half indicated they would better adhere to their clinician’s recommended testing schedule using POGO as compared to their current blood glucose meter.

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By pressing the POGO test port, the device automatically lances the patient’s finger, collects a blood sample, and shows the result in 4 seconds; only a small blood sample (0.25mcL) is required for analysis. After the 10 tests are used, the patient can discard the self-contained cartridge without having to handle the used test strips or lancets.

The POGO Automatic Blood Glucose Monitoring System can be combined with the proprietary Patterns Diabetes Management application, a cloud-based system for managing glucose information. Healthcare professionals and patients can use this platform to identify and manage trends that affect overall glucose control.

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