Bayer saluted for blood-glucose meter design
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Bayer on Wednesday received a silver Medical Design Excellence Award for its Countour USB meter, the company announced. The MDEA recognizes excellence in medical product design and manufacturing.
"Winning a Medical Design Excellence Award is quite an honor," stated Rick Kates, Bayer global senior director, digital health. "We’re gratified that the innovation and hard work that went into bringing this product to life has been so richly recognized.”
With the Countour USB meter, up to 2,000 stored blood glucose measurements can be transferred wirelessly. The blood-glucose measurements are displayed in graph or table form using an integrated diabetes management software that provides diabetes patients and healthcare professionals with access to blood sugar data and trends to help optimize diabetes management.
New Phillips supplement hits market
MORRISTOWN, N.J. Bayer Consumer Care has launched a new 2-in-1 probiotic plus fiber product for its Phillips line, designed to improve colon health and digestion.
Phillips’ Colon Health probiotic + fiber supplement uses an innovative approach by combining its proprietary blend of three probiotic strains with the prebiotic fiber Inulin to help nourish good bacteria in the digestive system and naturally defend against occasional constipation and irregularity issues, Bayer Consumer Care said. The once-daily probiotic supplement provides the added benefit of a prebiotic fiber to replenish good bacteria and help restore the digestive system’s natural balance.
Nature Made Sleep hits store shelves
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. Nature Made officially launched its natural sleep aid this week.
New Nature Made Sleep is a nonhabit forming sleep aid that promotes a restful night’s sleep, the benefits of which impact every aspect of a healthy and active lifestyle, the brand said. The supplement contains such ingredients as L-theanine, the soothing component of green tea and melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone in the body. Nature Made Sleep also contains a floral blend of chamomile, passionflower and lemon balm.
“This is a break-through product in the sleep aid category and a true testament to the brand’s commitment to providing the most innovative, science-based supplement offerings to meet consumer needs,” said Gary Kuchta, chief marketing officer. “With more than half of Americans suffering from sleep deficiency, we couldn’t be happier to be able to provide a safe and effective solution to sleepless nights.”