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Amira Medical

Division of Roche

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Two Rising Stars in Glucose Testing

Despite its attraction, diabetes glucose monitoring remains a tough field for newcomers, who face competition from four major-league, entrenched players. But two of the newer entrants appear to be succeeding--not because of revolutionary technology, but because of partnering savvy, efficient execution, and technological competence. Analysts expect Inverness Medical's symbiotic relationship with LifeScan to help Inverness's diabetes sales grow 30% a year as LifeScan pushes Inverness-made products as a major part of its fight to regain its market leadership. Home Diagnostics Inc.'s success with co-branding raises the prospect that discounting, until now not a significant factor, will become much more common in the field.
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A Robust IPO Market--even for Devices?

Anyone who stood in the packed room at this year's Chase Hambrecht & Quist meeting in San Francisco in early January for the presentation by e-commerce player Inc. could hardly be surprised by the results of the company's IPO, which went out the week following, raising $91 million for the B2B supply chain manager. But as well as the Neoforma public offering did, it was, arguably, nothing compared to the IPO of Aspect Medical Systems Inc., a manufacturer of depth-of-anesthesia monitoring devices.
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Just Around the Corner: Pursuing the Elusive Diabetes Market

Diabetes seems like a great clinical and commercial opportunity but it's been a technological nightmare for many small device and diagnostic companies. Still, there's enough good news coming out of R&D to keep entrepreneurs going
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Company Information

  • Industry
  • In Vitro Diagnostics
    • Glucose Testing
  • Therapeutic Areas
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Alias(es)
  • Ownership
  • Private
  • Headquarters
  • Worldwide
    • North America
      • USA
  • Parent & Subsidiaries
  • Roche
  • Senior Management
  • Jim Wilson, Chmn. & CEO
    Andrew Galligan, CFO
    Karen Drexler, VP, Corp. Dev.
    Daniel Wong, PhD, VP, R&D
    Paul Manners, VP, Sales
  • Contact Info
  • Amira Medical
    Phone: (877) 264-7263
    4742 Scotts Valley Dr.
    Scotts Valley, CA 95006