DexCom, a San Diego-based provider of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people with diabetes, has entered into an agreement with the life sciences team at Google to jointly develop a series of next-generation CGM products designed to be smaller and less expensive than existing technologies.
These new products will incorporate Google’s miniaturized electronics platform with DexCom’s best-in-class sensor technology. This collaboration also provides an opportunity to better utilize the data generated by these CGM products to significantly improve the outcomes and reduce the costs associated with diabetes care.
Initial products will focus on minimizing both the cost and size of CGM body-worn components. The products will be designed to be disposable, and will be intended for use across all diabetes markets. The goal is to empower more people to control their diabetes with real-time and actionable information by developing a low-cost, small, bandage-sized sensor that is connected to the cloud. By addressing these needs, the companies intend to create a platform that can replace finger sticks and become the standard-of-care.