Dexcom has obtained CE mark approval for its new Dexcom G4 continuous blood glucose monitoring system.

The Dexcom G4 system is designed to help diabetes patients to better manage their diabetes and control their glucose levels.

Dexcom chief executive officer Terrance Gregg said the company looks forward to work with physicians, nurses and diabetes educators to bring the new technology to patients around the world.

"Although we believe the Seven Plus is already the best sensor on the market, we are especially proud of the Dexcom G4 system’s improved performance and reliability, which is reflected in the G4 system data we recently presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions," Gregg added.

"We have been working diligently to establish a launch plan with our network of distributors outside the United States and plan to execute a phased launch of the G4 system in Europe during the coming months."