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Dario™ smart meter strips and lancets to be made available to large population of people with diabetes under National Health Service reimbursement in the UK
CAESAREA, Israel, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LabStyle Innovations Corp. (OTCQB: DRIO)announced today that it has been granted reimbursement status for strips and lancets to be utilized together with the patented Dario™ Smart Meter, effective September 1, 2014 in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Dario™ is a cloud-based, diabetes management solution which includes novel software applications combined with the stylish, 'all-in-one', pocket-sized, Dario Smart Meter which interfaces with a user's mobile device to form the overall Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution, allowing diabetics to monitor their blood sugars and other activities using their mobile devices.
According to Diabetes UK, there are more than 3 million patients with diabetes in the UK.
As of September, people with diabetes will be entitled to get complete reimbursement for the Dario™ Smart Meter testing strips and lancets. The Dario™ smart meter will be made available in the UK at no cost to people with diabetes through their general practitioners and clinics. Dario™ is marketed and distributed by Farla Medical Ltd., a leading medical supplies distributor based in United Kingdom
"This is wonderful news for the large population of people with diabetes in the UK and is a major milestone for LabStyle in that the NHS has recognized the Dario™ smart meter for its contribution to the well-being of diabetics in the UK" said Erez Raphael CEO and President of LabStyle Innovations. "Dario™ is designed to make life simpler for people with diabetes by helping them more easily track blood sugar changes, allowing them to better understand why there are changes and what to do next. By making Dario™ available through the NHS, more people with diabetes will be able to make better informed decisions and improve their lifestyle."
Dario™ is designed to meet the blood glucose monitoring needs of all patients with diabetes, but in particular Type I diabetics (who represent approximately 10% of all diabetics), as well as Type II insulin-dependent patients who test themselves multiple times a day. The achievement of NHS reimbursement is in line with LabStyle's previously announced sales and reimbursement strategy for the Dario™ Smart Meter in the geographic locations currently chosen to be included in the product's initial launch: UK, Italy, New Zealand and Australia.
"There has been quite a lot of customer excitement around the product launch in the UK of the Dario smart meter," said Samuel Zalcberg, CEO of Farla Medical. "Now that we can offer the product to people with diabetes under reimbursement we anticipate a significant spike in demand for the meter and the strips. We are proud to be able to bring this cutting edge blood glucose meter to the large population of insulin dependent people in the UK and to improve the quality of life for diabetic adults, children and their concerned families."
About LabStyle Innovations
LabStyle Innovations Corp. (OTCQB:DRIO) develops and commercializes patented technology providing consumers with laboratory-testing capabilities using smart mobile devices. LabStyle's flagship product is the Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution, a mobile, cloud-based, diabetes management solution which includes novel software applications combined with a stylish, 'all-in-one', pocket-sized, blood glucose monitoring device. Dario™ received CE mark certification in September 2013 and began a world rollout in select countries in December 2013. LabStyle filed a Premarket Notification Application, also known as a 510(k), with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Dario™ smart meter (Dario™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System) in December 2013. LabStyle is pursuing patent applications in multiple areas covering the specific processes related to blood glucose level measurement as well as more general methods of rapid tests of body fluids using mobile devices and cloud-based services and in April 2014, LabStyle received a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. patent covering core functions of the Dario™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System. For more information: www.mydario.com and http://mydario.investorroom.com.
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