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Medtronic Earns FDA Clearance of New Product

April 29, 2008

The FDA has cleared Medtronic’s OneTouch UltraLink Meter to wirelessly communicate with the firm’s diabetes management products marketed in the United States.

The meter transmits glucose readings directly to insulin pumps and a continuous glucose monitoring system. This makes bolus dosing more accurate and easier for patients compared with the manual entry of blood glucose readings, according to the company.

Medtronic plans a staged launch of the meter.