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Bayer saluted for blood-glucose meter design

BY Michael Johnsen

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.

 

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New Phillips supplement hits market

BY Allison Cerra

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.

For more information, visit PhillipsRelief.com.

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Berg named GNC’s COO

BY Allison Cerra

PITTSBURGH A global specialty retailer of nutritional products has appointed a new COO.

GNC said Wednesday that David Berg, former EVP global business development and COO for its international operations, would become the company’s COO. In his new role, Berg will continue to directly report to GNC’s CEO Joe Fortunato.

Prior to joining GNC, Berg was the EVP and COO for Best Buy from 2008 to 2009, after earlier serving as a VP and SVP for Best Buy from 2002 to 2008.

“David has already proven to be an excellent addition to the GNC senior management team, and we are confident that he will bring added value to our organization in his new role as GNC’s COO,” Fortunato said.

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