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Energy Micro MCU Combines Complex Data Processing with Low Power Operation in Diabetes Management Solution


Brighter AB integrates Ucaretron 32-bit blood glucose monitor with Allmedicus biosensor and insulin injection in Brighter One device



Oslo, Norway – Energy Micro, the energy friendly microcontroller and radio company, announces its role in enabling an all-in-one solution for the management of diabetes. Brighter One™ is the world's first pocket-sized product that integrates all the functions needed to monitor blood glucose and inject insulin. This patented solution logs insulin doses and glucose levels automatically and offers diabetics an easier and more convenient way to manage their daily routines and enjoy healthier and longer lives.



Brighter AB, a global provider of innovative diabetes solutions based in Sweden, have adopted a 32-bit blood glucose module developed by Ucaretron Inc., based in South Korea, in a design that provides a complete solution for diabetics who require frequent insulin injections. Allmedicus Co. Ltd., a leading provider of innovative medical diagnositic instruments, also based in Korea and known for its "Gluco Dr" brand, has adapted its biosensor strips specifically for use with this monitor. These strips are based on its cutting-edge FAD-GDH enzyme technology and use pure gold electrodes to meet exacting quality and certification standards.



Insulin-treated diabetics typically need a lancet, test strips, blood glucose meter, injection device and some form of data log to manage their treatment. The Brighter One solution reduces the number of items a diabetic needs to carry from five to one in what Allmedicus describes as "a truly ingenious integrated diabetes management device."



Commenting on the design of its blood glucose monitor, Ucaretron's CEO, Dr Jee Hwan Jang, said, "Energy Micro's EFM32 enables us to achieve longer battery life along with the precise measurement needed to meet our customer's requirements. Moreover, the 32-bit CPU embodied in Brighter One establishes the next generation of glucose measuring systems, providing the accuracy and reliability essential for the care of diabetes."



Andreas Koller, Energy Micro's VP of Worldwide Sales added, "Higher integration in medical devices improves the user experience. It's nice to see that the EFM32 can enable devices like the Brighter One, and it shows that 32-bit microcontrollers are a perfect fit for complex data processing in battery-powered applications."



About Energy Micro

Energy Micro, based in Oslo, Norway, develops and markets the world's most energy-friendly microcontroller and radio products based on ARM Cortex-M processor cores. The company's award-winning EFM32 Gecko MCUs and EFR4 Draco radios target energy-sensitive applications across the embedded industry and are supported by Energy Micro's developer-friendly Simplicity Studio software suite. In June 2013, Silicon Labs announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Energy Micro, expected to close in July 2013. The companies will combine their portfolios to enable Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Energy and Portable Electronics. For more information, visit www.energymicro.com.



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