GE Healthcare today announced the healthymagination validation of the GE200 Blood Glucose Meter, manufactured by the Bionime Corporation. GE’s healthymagination strategy aims to revolutionize the world’s health by improving the quality, access and affordability of care. To receive healthymagination validation, products are reviewed by an independent party to confirm their stated improvements in the areas of quality, access and affordability of care.
The launch of the first GE-branded glucose monitoring product into the Canadian market is aimed at empowering Canadians to better manage health in their own homes. The new GE200 Blood Glucose Monitoring System will provide an easy, clean and accurate way to test blood glucose levels for the more than three million people living with diabetes in Canada. With patented technology and a user-friendly and sanitary strip design, the GE200 achieves high levels of accuracy and precision for patients.
“In 2012, GE Healthcare formed Care Innovations, our joint venture with Intel, to provide home health solutions that help address cost, quality and access to care,” said Peter Robertson, vice president and general manager of GE Healthcare Canada. “We see the GE200 as an extension of this commitment, as it not only helps patients better manage diabetes but also serves as yet another positive step in the journey toward a healthier Canada.”
The GE200 is the second diabetes management product line to be launched as part of a worldwide, licensing agreement between GE Healthcare and Bionime. In choosing Canada as the first country to receive the GE200, Bionime has entered into a strategic relationship with Auto Control Medical to market and distribute the GE200 Meter, Test Strips and Accessories to Canadian pharmacies. The GE200 is now available at Safeway, London Drugs and other participating pharmacies.
“Bionime’s vision is that with our ‘peace of mind’ medical devices, we offer solutions to patients to accurately manage and control their own health,” noted Roy Huang, chairman of Bionime Corporation. “By joining forces with GE Healthcare and Auto Control Medical to launch the GE200 in Canada, we can grow this vision and help the many people managing their Diabetes on a daily basis.”
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare (gehealthcare.com) provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
Established in April 2003, BIONIME (bionime.com) is specialized in the business of biotechnology and medical testing. BIONIME integrates top-tier expertise in medical science, chemistry, electronics and precision engineering to commercialize our patented noble metal, biosensor technology used in our meters and test strips. Today, BIONIME employs more than 500 people and operates 4 subsidiaries in Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia. Our products have been shown to meet or exceed the highest standards of accuracy and precision in numerous independent studies published in leading international clinical journals. Bionime products are distributed worldwide and are available in all the major markets.
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