The cobas pulse system is said to be the industry’s first professional blood glucose management solution with mobile digital health capabilities


Roche Diagnostics Design Center, Mannheim. (Credit: F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.)

Roche has introduced the cobas pulse system, an advanced connected professional blood glucose management solution, in limited number of countries that accept the CE Mark.

Built on the company’s Accu-Chek Inform II device, cobas pulse system comes with advanced safety, performance, simplicity, and enhanced digital power at its core.

The easy-to-clean system has been designed to support 12,000 cycles of cleaning and disinfection, and free from interferences, said the company.

It combines a high-performance blood glucose meter with usability and digital capabilities of a smartphone, to simplify the workflows.

In addition, the cobas pulse system features an illuminated glucose strip port, wireless charging, an embedded camera for multiple uses, and secure RFID badging.

Roche Diagnostics CEO Thomas Schinecker said: “Frontline health workers are under increasing pressure to not only accurately diagnose patients, but also make appropriate decisions on all aspects of disease management and patient care.

“Our commitment is to equip them with high-performance innovations that represent a real step change in their working lives.

“We are pleased to introduce a truly novel solution that puts actionable clinical insights, and a near limitless range of digital capabilities for patient care, in the palms of their hands.”

According to the company, glucose is the most important biomarker for evaluating patient health, and to predict, diagnose and manage metabolic disorders.

The management of blood glucose would help prevent acute and chronic complications that may lead to increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs.

Its cobas pulse system is designed for professional use in a range of care settings where timely and informed clinical decisions are needed, said the company.

It introduces several advancements to simplify workflows for nurses and doctors and healthcare providers, to improve their ability to deliver bedside care.

The cobas pulse system is the first point of care device to offer digital health applications based on the Android operating system.

Roche said that its Cobas infinity edge smart integrates the new cobas pulse system with its select digital health applications for patient and workflow management.

It is the first integrated solution from Roche Diagnostics to connect the digital health solutions developers with healthcare professionals.

Further to commercialisation in select CE Mark territories, Roche intends to seek CE IVDR and FDA approvals for the system in other markets, through 2022.