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Cygnus' Comeback in Non-Invasive Testing

Cygnus is one of 1999's few great turnaround stories. A year ago, it was on the verge of collapse, but now it is about to get FDA approval of the first non-invasive glucose monitor for diabetes. Next, Cygnus needs to find a corporate partner without giving up too much, and to determine the true market potential of its device, the GlucoWatch Biographer, which got approved as an adjunct to, not a replacement for, traditional blood-glucose testing.
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Carnage in Less Invasive Diabetes Testing

Plenty of start-ups have attempted to develop less-invasive systems for diabetes testing with very little success. MiniMed Inc. appears to be the farthest along; it is awaiting FDA approval for a continuous real-time blood glucose monitor which can be implanted under the skin.
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Cloning Lifescan

Looking for high acquisition valuations like those paid for Lifescan by J&J and for Medisense by Abbott, a host of new diabetes start-ups are trying to develop alternatives to finger-stick home glucose testing. Most companies are developing less-invasive or non-invasive technologies to reduce or entirely eliminate the pain of testing. LXN, on the other hand, is aiming to improve glucose control through an at-home version of the state-of-the-art glycated protein test.
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