Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The Current State of the Art
This report is designed to investigate and discuss the latest developments in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for the management of diabetes. The study's goals include:
- Presenting the current products in the U.S., EU and elsewhere.
- Looking at the technology—both on the market and in development.
- Tracing improvements that companies are engineering and where these improvements may lead within the market.
- Examining how close the industry is to a device-based artificial pancreas (AP).
- Exploring selected clinical trials, the conclusions drawn from the research, and how the clinical trials affect the further development of CGM.
- An overview of the current state of the art for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) for diabetes
- Encompassing details of CGM functionalities like how they work, who can use one, and when a CGM could help to better manage the disease
- Insight into the key market dynamics (DROs), technology advancements, regulatory and reimbursement scenerio, and other market influencing factors
- Evaluation of market potential for CGM system and corresponding market share analysis by type of end user
- Review of selected clinical trials with relate to CGMs and related components such as sensors and pumps
- Company profile descriptions of the leading market participants
The scope of this study includes what a CGM is, how it works and how a PWD wears the device. This study also includes advances in the technology—both those advances being seen in the market today and advances for which CE mark or FDA approval is pending. There is a section covering the pancreas and diabetes, including the continued growth in the number of diabetics and prediabetics in the U.S. and elsewhere. It covers selected clinical trials pertinent to the evolution and proliferation of CGMs. The scope of this report includes novel CGMs and components in development. These may or may not ever see market launch but should nonetheless be of interest to industry managers.
Also covered here are selected regulatory and reimbursement affairs. Regulatory guidelines need to keep abreast of the technological developments so that safe, effective devices may enter the market. Without sufficient, carefully crafted reimbursement or payer coverage, the devices will never get off the ground. Both favorable regulatory and reimbursement guidelines are needed if manufacturers are to continue to develop and commercialize the best equipment for managing diabetes.
Selected companies are profiled in this report. These include not only the market leaders—Dexcom, Medtronic, Abbott, Tandem and Insulet—but also smaller companies working on promising technology.
Not covered in the scope of this report is in-depth analysis of market values and growth rates. These are available in other BCC Research reports. Also not covered is the ultimate in artificial pancreas: the cell-based implant. While these are under development, for practical purposes implants seem to be some distance down the road.
Valerie Kellogg, RRT, BA, MS/MBA is an experienced medical device and pharmaceutical professional with international market research experience. She has authored numerous reports on topics ranging from the treatment of obesity to ablation devices, from wound care to the treatment of chronic migraine. Her strong focus areas include oncology, treatment of chronic disease, the latest in surgical devices and analysis of potential acquisitions in the medical device markets.