Mellitor announced that it will initiate a clinical trial for its glucose measuring device in October 2009.
The Mellitor sensor is a new concept of continue glucose monitoring device. The Mellitor device is an implantable continuous glucose monitoring sensor that is intended for detection episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia in diabetic patients. It facilitates both acute and long-term therapy adjustments. The device replaces current glucometers which require blood samples obtained by pricking the finger, a procedure which is inconvenient and sometimes even painful. It is intended for long-term implantation and will supply the patient with frequent and accurate glucose readings.
This study was designed in order to evaluate glucose measurement capabilities by the Mellitor sensor.