Edwards Lifesciences and Dexcom Join Forces in New Critical Care Growth Market
A new market in hospital intensive care units has opened up for companies glucose monitoring technologies and it represents a double-digit growth opportunity both for companies with continuous glucose monitors and critical care franchises. As partners,, Edwards Lifesciences and Dexcom bring both the marketing and technological strengths to successfully compete in this new market.
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