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Ascensia Contour Next USB (Bayer)
Manufacturer:
Bayer Healthcare AG, Kaiser-Willhelm-Allee, Building W11, 51368 Leverkusen, GERMANY.
Measuring functions:
Blood glucose
Primary Client Use:
Intended for both professional use and self-measurement
Measurement Site:
Finger and general Alternative Site Testing
Measurement Occurrence:
Single measurements only
Availability:
Discontinued but still available
Availability according to Countries or Regions:
United States
Device Manual:
Description:
The Ascensia Contour Next USB (Bayer) is an automatic blood glucose meter. Its blood glucose measurement technology has been proven to be accurate, with a 3-star Medaval rating. Measurements are normally taken from the finger but alternative site testing is allowed and it is intended for both professional use and self-measurement. This device has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may be available through certain outlets.
Assessment:
The technology used in the Ascensia Contour Next USB (Bayer), to measure blood glucose, is among the best rated for accuracy by Medaval Ltd. It has passed in two clinical validation studies, between general and specific populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.
Recommendations:
Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
Medaval ★★★ Recommendation Recent clinical validation; recent protocol; multiple clinical validations
TÜV Rheinland Nederland General use Unpublished internal data
Institute of Health Economics (CA) General use No evidence provided
MDR Criteria Self-measurement and professional use Published evidence
Consumer BodyYear(s)LevelComment
Consumer Reports (US) Previous: 2019 Excellent
Validation Publications:

Hasslacher C, Kulozik F, Platten I. Analytical performance of glucose monitoring systems at different blood glucose ranges and analysis of outliers in a clinical setting. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 May;8(3):466-72. Epub: 2014 Feb 18. doi: 10.1177/1932296814522804. PMID: 24876607. Available from: PMC4455429.

15197:2013 - Pass General population

Bedini JL, Wallace JF, Pardo S, Petruschke T. Performance Evaluation of Three Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems Using ISO 15197: 2013 Accuracy Criteria, Consensus and Surveillance Error Grid Analyses, and Insulin Dosing Error Modeling in a Hospital Setting. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 Jan;10(1):85-92. Epub: 2015 Oct 7. doi: 10.1177/1932296815609368. PMID: 26445813. Available from: PMC4738222.

15197:2013 - Pass General population

Relevant Publications:

Laffel L. Improved Accuracy of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems in Pediatric Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Results from Two Studies. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016 Feb;18(Suppl 2):S223-33. doi: 10.1089/dia.2015.0380. PMID: 26784126. Available from: PMC4717517.

The publication describes the Bayer Contour Next USB being used as a reference device for comparison with the Dexcom G4 Platinum.