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Ascensia Contour Next USB (Bayer)

Device Name:Contour Next USB
Manufacturer:Sole: 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
Description: The Ascensia Contour Next USB (Bayer) is a clinically validated and 3-star blood glucose meter. 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 clinical validation studies, between general and specific populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.

Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
Medaval★★★ RecommendationRecent clinical validation; recent protocol; multiple clinical validations
TÜV Rheinland NederlandGeneral useUnpublished internal data
Institute of Health Economics (CA)General useNo evidence provided
MDR CriteriaSelf-measurement and professional usePublished evidence
 
Consumer BodyVersionQuartileComment
Consumer Reports (US)2019Excellent 

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.