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Bayer's Contour Next Link meter now available with compatible Medtronic insulin pumps


MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Bayer's latest blood-glucose meter now is available in the United States with Medtronic's compatible integrated diabetes management systems, the companies announced.

Bayer's Contour Next Link meter utilizes the new, high-accuracy Contour Next test strips that deliver exceptional accuracy for close-to-professional lab results that people with diabetes can count on, Bayer said. The meter helps optimize insulin delivery through wireless communication with Medtronic's MiniMed Paradigm Real-Time Revel insulin pump and the MiniMed Paradigm Real Time insulin pump, as well as seamless integration with Medtronic's Bolus Wizard, which is designed to make bolus calculations quick and easy, eliminating inaccuracies caused by manual entry errors. Contour Next Link also is compatible with the Medtronic's Guardian Real-Time continuous glucose monitoring system.

Other features of Contour Next Link include:

  • Enables fast and easy bolus dosing and continuous glucose monitoring calibration;

  • Pass-through feature allows for easy downloading to Medtronic’s convenient online CareLink software, replacing the CareLink USB device;

  • Bayer's No Coding technology makes testing easy by automatically setting the correct code each time a test strip is inserted;

  • Easy-to-read display with large, clear numbers;

  • Fast 5-second countdown and small 0.6 μL blood sample;

  • Optional pre- and post-meal markers with audible reminders; and

  • New Medtronic customers will receive Contour Next Link with any new pump order. Existing customers will be contacted by Medtronic and provided with new meters over time, beginning in January 2013.

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