Nemaura Successfully Develops Predictive Algorithms and Alarm Functionality for Continuous Glucose Monitor SugarBEAT®
LOUGHBOROUGH, England. Nemaura Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: NMRD), a medical technology company developing sugarBEAT® as a non-invasive affordable and flexible Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for use by people with diabetes and pre-diabetics, today announced the successful development of predictive algorithms that will allow the inclusion of alarms in its sugarBEAT® CGM.
This development is expected to make sugarBEAT® more appealing to insulin users, a Total Addressable Market valued at $50Bn. CGM adoption amongst people with diabetes is minimal and growing rapidly, with the U.S. the largest single market, with an estimated 2.6% (630,000 users) of all diagnosed diabetics using CGM in 2018, representing annualized growth of 117%.1
Over the course of the last 14 months Nemaura Medical has gathered and analysed data stemming from over 25,000 paired data points between sugarBEAT® and blood serum samples taken using a venous catheter at 15 minute intervals for 12 consecutive hours. This analysis has led to substantial algorithm improvements, including predictive functionality, allowing alarms to be incorporated into sugarBEAT®.
Results indicate the alarm functionality can predict glucose level 5 minutes in advance with 98% accuracy, 10 minutes in advance with 95% accuracy and 15 minutes in advance with 90% accuracy.
SugarBEAT® is anticipated to receive CE Mark approval in the coming weeks and launch in the United Kingdom shortly thereafter.
SugarBEAT® has the potential to expand the use of CGM amongst people with diabetes and pre-diabetics given it is non-invasive and flexible, as compared to competitor CGMs, which are invasive and designed to be continuously worn for periods of up to seven days or longer.
1 PiperJaffray Company Note DXCM Sep 5, 2018
About Nemaura Medical Inc.
Nemaura Medical (NASDAQ:NMRD) is a medical technology company developing sugarBEAT® as a non-invasive, affordable and flexible Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) designed to help people with diabetes and pre-diabetics to better manage their glucose levels. Insulin users can adjunctively use sugarBEAT® when calibrated with a finger-stick glucose reading.
SugarBEAT® consists of a daily disposable adhesive skin-patch connected to a rechargeable transmitter, with an app displaying glucose readings at five minute intervals for periods up to 24 hours.
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