ABBOTT PARK, Ill., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its FreeStyle Precision Pro Blood Glucose and Beta-Ketone Monitoring System™, an advanced blood glucose monitoring system designed to address the key needs of hospital customers: high accuracy, efficient operation, dual-band wireless access to immediate test results, and helps in the reduction of the risk of test strip cross-contamination.
"The FreeStyle Precision Pro system represents a significant step forward as we work to provide tools to improve the way hospitals manage patients' glucose levels," said Heather L. Mason, senior vice president, Diabetes Care, Abbott. "It makes the data available in real time, thanks to the meter's new wireless capabilities. With its individually foil-wrapped test strips, the system is also designed to help reduce test strip cross-contamination in hospital environments."
Key features of Abbott's FreeStyle Precision Pro system include:
Addresses Hospital Needs for Cross-Contamination Control
Dual-Band Wireless Connectivity Enables Real-Time Access to Test Results and Improves Staff Workflow
Designed with Higher Performance Characteristics
2D Barcode Technology for Patient Identification
About Abbott Diabetes Care
Abbott Diabetes Care, based in Alameda, Calif., is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing glucose monitoring systems designed to help people better manage their diabetes. Additional information about Abbott Diabetes Care may be found at www.abbottdiabetescare.com.
Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.
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i As of July 2013 among leading hospital brands of blood glucose test strips in the U.S. (LifeScan, Roche, and Nova Biomedical)
ii Data on file at Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc., St. Louis, MO., Report MILB-8486A, March 2012
iii Diabetes and Viral Hepatitis: Important Information on Glucose Monitoring, Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Settings/GlucoseMonitoring.htm