Clinitest® was developed – the first convenient tablet test for measurement of reducing substances in urine.
The launch of Clinitest® – the first dip-and-read test for glucose in urine.
Bayer developed Dextrostix®, the first test strip for glucose in blood
Through the former Ames division, Bayer introduced the Ames Reflectance Meter, the first portable blood glucose meter.
Glucometer® II, the first blood glucose meter to provide a memory for results is developed
Introduction of Glucometer® M, the first meter with event markers and a computer interface.
The launch of Glucofacts® – PC software for the analysis of data from the Glucometer® M.
Glucofacts® Data Link – the first telephone modem to allow data from a home blood glucose meter to be sent electronically to a doctor
Introduction of the first rapid point-of-care system for the measurement of HbA1c and Ascensia® Glucometer Elite® – the first capillary gap or ‘sip-in’ technology and first ‘low volume’ (3 microlitre) blood glucose monitoring system.
The first quantitative point-of-care immunoassay method for microalbumin and creatinine in urine. Ascensia® Microlet Vaculance® – the first lancing device to enhance blood collection from sites other than the fingertips. Glucometer® Dex® and Glucometer® Esprit®, the first consumer cartridge-based biosensor systems for blood glucose testing.
Bayer introduced the Ascensia® Contour® meter.
Bayer introduced the Ascensia® Breeze® meter.
The Ascensia® BREEZE® Blood Glucose Monitoring System is the first blood glucose meter recognised by the Arthritis Foundation as a meter designed for the more than 8 million Americans with arthritis who also have diabetes.
Acquires Metrika Inc. – maker of the first and only device for use both at home and in the professional setting for the monitoring of HbA1c.
Introduction of a suite of blood glucose monitors with NoCoding™ technology, including BREEZE® and Contour® meters.
Contour®Link meter – a blood glucose meter for Medtronic insulin pump patients outside the United States. MICROLET® 2 – ergonomically designed lancing device for smooth and simple testing using silicone-coated lancets. An updated CONTOUR™ meter with two levels of testing, basic and advanced, for easy personalisation.
The CONTOUR™USB meter was introduced – the first and only blood glucose monitor that plugs directly into a computer, providing instant access to information that can help optimise diabetes management. The DIDGET™ meter – the first and only blood glucose meter for children with diabetes that connects directly to Nintendo DS™ and DS Lite™ gaming systems.
Introduction of CONTOUR™NEXT USB meter – combines remarkably accurate results with additional user information such as recording carbohydrates. The CONTOUR™XT blood glucose meter and CONTOUR™NEXT test strips – our next generation of highly accurate diabetes management products.
Ascensia Diabetes Care is established through the sale of Bayer Diabetes Care to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd.