In June 2017, DiaMonTech won a prestigious award for "most innovative startup" from German business magazine Bilanz.
Andy Bechtolsheim (co-founder of Sun Microsystems), several board members from Deutsche Bank and Daimler-Benz, and 11 other world-renowned industry experts chose DiaMonTech out of more than 240 startups.
This video can give you an impression of the ceremony, and our "Oscar moment" starts around 0:51 mins.
Most diabetes patients determine their blood glucose level with an outdated, decades-old procedure: Prick a finger, put a drop of blood on a test strip, and place the test strip in a glucometer that shows the blood sugar level.
That all changes now. Our patented technology works with an invisible infrared light beam that looks into your skin and counts glucose molecules.
This process is fast, painless, and cost-effective. You will be able to perform an unlimited amount of measurements and learn about your blood glucose level as it changes throughout the day and overnight. DiaMonTech makes managing diabetes much easier with the help of more frequent measurements.
Our device family:
A desktop device for clinical settings and multiple users and a compact pocket device for the end user. The band is a glimpse into the future: A watch-like device you can wear on your wrist that measures your glucose levels continuously. Each device can also communicate with your mobile phone so you can check your information any time and take immediate action.
Designed For A Better Life
Diabetes is a global challenge. More than 400 million people worldwide suffer from the disease. Our goal is to make checking your blood glucose level as easy as unlocking your phone. You will be able to get measurements throughout the day without pain or extra costs. Diabetologists suggest that more frequent blood glucose measurements can lead to better overall diabetes management and less diabetes-related illnesses. Until there’s a cure for diabetes, DiaMonTech can make living with it much easier.
Shoebox-sized multi-user device for diabetologists and doctors’ offices.
In preclinical tests, DiaMonTech achieved the same accuracy as tests strips.
Pocket-sized personal device for the individual end user that can be carried around day and night.
This helps users track blood sugar levels more frequently.
Wearable device that continuously measures blood glucose.
This includes data logging and alarm functions to track glucose levels when they are too high or too low.
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Our technology is based on well-established physical methods in the field of spectroscopy. We expanded on these methods to be able to detect glucose in the human body. This is a concept we call “photothermal detection”. Professor Werner Mäntele and his team developed the method over the course of 10-15 years and DiaMonTech adapted it to create a medical device.
After you place your finger gently on the sensor, a light beam is directed to it. Glucose in your skin transforms that light to heat. This minimal change in temperature (you won’t
notice it) is measured by our detection system. Our device then calculates your blood sugar level based on the temperature change.
It’s important that every detail has the highest level of precision in order to get accurate readings. That is why we only work with the best companies worldwide and manufacture our devices locally. DiaMonTech is truly “made in Germany”.
A peek behind the curtain
This is the heart of our technology. It looks easy and works magically, but we did put a lot of thought into it.
This is our sensor surface – a clear, skin-friendly crystal that guides the infrared light onto your skin. Gently put your finger or thumb on it and keep it still while the “measurement indicator” on screen starts working.
This is the heart of our measurement system: A high-tech, state-of-the-art quantum cascade laser (QCL) that emits infrared light in a spectral range that is absorbed by glucose. This type of laser radiation is safe for the eyes and for the skin.
This is the optic lens that guides the infrared laser beam to the sensor crystal and further into the skin.
This tiny red light laser is part of our detection system.
This is a position-sensitive detector that registers the slightest deflection of the red light beam caused by the temperature change induced in the skin.
The whole system is mounted on an “optical bench” that ensures the highest precision during measurements.
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MEET THE team behind the innovation
Scientists? Yes. But We’re Mostly Human!
Professor Werner Mäntele
Head of R&D
Werner is a professor of biophysics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt (Main). He has over 30 years of experience with spectroscopy. He is also an expert in analyzing and detecting molecules like glucose. Werner invented our technology and he is one of the co-founders of DiaMonTech.
Thorsten is an experienced entrepreneur who has successfully built, developed, and sold several companies.
He is a computer engineer with an MBA and a specialization in medical software.
Dr. Rainer Gith
Rainer has his own law firm
and he supports DiaMonTech in all legal matters, with a focus on financing and IP. His area of expertise is hardware-focused startups.
Otto is a physicist who works
primarily on DiaMonTech’s hardware. He specializes in our quantum cascade laser and makes sure we get the right signal.
Alexander is also a physicist
and our master of algorithms. He makes sense out of the data, and his
mathematical models calculate the blood sugar levels.
We look forward to seeing our technology in medical products that are shipped around the world to improve the lives of all diabetics.
See Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the DMT Pocket? How does it work?
Q: Why should I use the DMT Pocket instead of a traditional blood glucose-monitoring device?
Q: What are the benefits of frequent glucose monitoring?
Q: Does the DMT Pocket require strips or other disposable equipment?
Q: Which diabetes patients can use the DMT Pocket?
Q: How is the technology developed by DiaMonTech more selective than that of its competitors?
Q: Does the DMT Pocket measure blood glucose levels?
Q: How does the DMT Pocket measure my blood glucose levels without taking any blood?
Q: How does the DMT Pocket technology differ from that of your competitors?
Q: Skin is so complex. How do you make sure you are really measuring glucose?
Q: I currently measure my glucose three times a day using test sticks, but I am afraid of needles. Is there any pain or discomfort involved in using the method developed by DiaMonTech?
Q: I am a diabetes patient and I have to control my blood glucose regularly. However, I love gardening and may have dirty hands as well as some hard skin occasionally. Does this have any impact on the measurement?
Q: It says you use heat to determine the glucose level. What sort of heat is involved? Can I burn my fingers?
Q: Are there any restrictions in terms of using the method only at a moderate ambient temperature?
Q: What is the current status? When will the DMT Pocket be available to order?
Q: Where can I buy a DMT Pocket?
Q: How safe is my data that’s measured with the DMT Pocket?
Q: How will the accuracy of the DMT Pocket be tested?
Q: How frequently does the DMT Pocket capture and store glucose measurements?
Q: Is the accuracy of the DMT Pocket consistent over the multiday period, (i.e. several weeks or months?)
Q: What happens to the DMT Pocket measurement accuracy when it is warmer or colder than the recommended temperature range?
Q: Do I need a separate invasive blood glucose measurement device when using the DMT Pocket?
Q: Can the DMT Pocket be used during pregnancy?
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