Smiths Medical MD will promote and distribute Abbott's FreeStyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. Smiths Medical MD is the manufacturer of the CozMore insulin technology system and the Deltec Cozmo insulin pump.
Abbott Diabetes Care markets several leading-edge glucose-monitoring systems and test strips in the United States for use in both home and hospital settings. To supplement Abbott's own promotional efforts, a non-exclusive distribution agreement will allow Smiths Medical representatives to promote Abbott's FreeStyle Navigator System to its growing customer base in the United States. Approved in March 2008 and available by prescription only, the FreeStyle Navigator System is designed to continually record interstitial fluid glucose levels for improving diabetes management.
Abbott and Smiths Medical currently have an agreement to use Abbott's FreeStyle strip port in the CoZmonitor blood glucose module, which is connected to the Deltec Cozmo insulin pump. The FreeStyle Navigator System is composed of three parts: a sensor, a transmitter and a receiver. The sensor, worn for up to five days and then replaced, is placed just under the skin and is attached to a plastic sensor mount with adhesive to adhere to the skin, like a patch. The transmitter snaps into the sensor mount and sends glucose information wirelessly to the pager-sized receiver.
Smiths Medical is a leading supplier of high-quality medical devices and products for global markets. It designs and manufactures specialist medical devices in three key areas: Safety Devices, Vital Care and Medication Delivery. Smiths Medical's customers include hospitals, alternate care such as home care, and other healthcare providers worldwide.