Sanofi iBGStar® Blood Glucose Monitoring System Now Available in the U.S.

  Sanofi iBGStar® Blood Glucose Monitoring System Now Available in the U.S.

- First FDA Cleared Blood Glucose Meter that Connects Directly to iPhone® and
iPod touch® -

- Available at Apple® Retail Stores and Walgreens Nationwide, Online at, and through Diabetic Care Services -

- Recipient of Two Design Awards for Outstanding Product Design -

PR Newswire

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 2, 2012

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sanofi US announced today that
the iBGStar® Blood Glucose Monitoring System, consisting of the iBGStar® blood
glucose meter and iBGStar® Diabetes Manager App,is commercially available in
the U.S.iBGStar® is the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared
blood glucose meter that directly connects to the iPhone® and iPod touch®,
offering accurate blood glucose monitoring that seamlessly integrates into the
lives of people with diabetes. iBGStar®is available for purchase at Apple®
Retail Stores and all Walgreens stores nationwide, online at, andthrough Diabetic Care Services.

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"Many people with diabetes today rely both on their iPhone® or iPod touch® and
blood glucose monitors as important parts of their daily lives," said Naina
Sinha, MD, an in-patient diabetes attending physician and assistant professor
of medicine at a leading academic medical center and university in New York
City. "By combining these two essential tools, iBGStar® makes it possible to
provide blood glucose tracking, monitoring and reporting together in a new

About iBGStar®
When iBGStar® is directly connected to an iPhone® or iPod touch® and used with
the iBGStar® Diabetes Manager App, blood glucose results are presented on the
Multi-Touch display quickly after monitoring.

iBGStar® can also be used independently to measure blood glucose levels;
results can be synchronized later to an iPhone® or iPod touch®. iBGStar® and
BGStar® Blood Glucose Test Strips, which are used with iBGStar®, are available
at all Walgreens stores nationwide and online at and through
Diabetic Care Services. These test strips may be covered under certain health
insurance plans so individuals should check directly with their provider.

The iBGStar® Diabetes Manager App has a range of features and multiple views
for analyzing glucose patterns on-the-go. Visual graphs and statistics can
help people record and track their readings, carbohydrate intake, insulin
doses (if taking insulin) and more. Color-coded scorecards show individual
monitoring results for easy identification of high or low blood glucose
levels. A 'share' function allows specific data to be sent via e-mail to
caregivers and/or healthcare teams. The iBGStar® Diabetes Manager App is
available for free from the App Store on iPhone® and iPod touch® or at

"Sanofi is pleased to launch iBGStar®, which expands our diabetes portfolio as
we pursue comprehensive disease management offerings and further illustrates
our commitment to developing innovative solutions that help improve the lives
of people with diabetes," commented  Dennis Urbaniak, Vice President, Head of
U.S. Diabetes, Sanofi US. "The iBGStar® Blood Glucose Monitoring System will
help people living with diabetes check their blood sugar and communicate with
their healthcare teams, using mobile technologies that have become central to
so many people's lives."

In March 2010, Sanofi and AgaMatrix signed an agreement for the development,
supply and commercialization of Blood Glucose Monitoring solutions. iBGStar®
is a result of this agreement.

iBGStar® received the Good Design™ Award in 2011 for outstanding product
design in the medical category from the Chicago Athenaeum of Architecture and
Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Additionally, iBGStar® received the red dot design award in 2011 for
outstanding product design in the life science and medicine category. The red
dot design award is one of the most renowned international design competitions
(, with almost 14,000 entries from 68 countries in 2010
alone. Winners are considered to be the best design in the industry

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About the Sanofi Diabetes Division
Sanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenges of diabetes by
delivering innovative, integrated and personalized solutions. Driven by
valuable insight that comes from listening to and engaging with people living
with diabetes, the Company is forming partnerships to offer diagnostics,
therapies, services, and devices, including innovative blood glucose
monitoring systems. Sanofi markets both injectable and oral medications for
people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Investigational compounds in the
pipeline include an injectable GLP-1 agonist being studied as a single agent,
in combination with basal insulin, and/or in combination with oral
antidiabetic agents.

Important Information
The iBGStar^® meter and lancing device are for single patient use. Do not
share them with anyone including other family members. Do not use on multiple
patients. All parts of the kit are considered biohazardous and can potentially
transmit infectious diseases, even after you have performed cleaning and

About Sanofi

Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and
distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core
strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes
solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging
markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris
(EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

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operates in the United States as Sanofi US, also referred to as sanofi-aventis
U.S. LLC. For more information on Sanofi US, please visit
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