About Ascensia Diabetes Care

Established in 2016 through the acquisition of Bayer Diabetes Care by PHC Holdings (formerly known as Panasonic Healthcare Holdings), Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global company entirely dedicated to improving the health and lives of people with diabetes.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Ascensia has more than 80 years history of helping people manage their diabetes. Our products are sold in more than 125 countries worldwide.

We are home to the world renowned CONTOUR® portfolio of blood glucose monitoring systems. We collaborate closely with healthcare professionals and other partners to ensure our products meet the high standards of accuracy needed to help people with diabetes manage their condition, regardless of type of diabetes, stage of condition or frequency of testing required.


Our approach

Our goal is to provide products and solutions that make a positive, daily difference for people with diabetes. We want to make sure diabetes doesn't get in the way of people's future, enabling them to live richer lives.

Why CONTOUR® meter systems?

Our range of products combines state-of-the-art technology with user-friendly functionality that supports diabetes management, providing clear and accurate readings you can trust.

Through our technology we look to make diabetes management as simple as possible to get the data you need to make informed decisions, and provide systems that make monitoring easier and well-suited to modern living.

Our history

For more than 80 years, continuous research has allowed our team to lead the way in the development of blood glucose monitoring technology and systems. These innovations have been designed to not only meet the needs of patients, but to help simplify and improve their lives.

    • We launched GlucoContro.online* diabetes data management platform for HealthCare professionals and People with diabetes.
      -The CONTOUR®PLUS BLUE connected meter was launched



    • We became the exclusive global distribution partner for the Eversense® continuous glucose monitoring systems from Senseonics.

      Eversense CGM


    • We launched a smarter version of our CONTOUR®DIABETES app with new features to support self-management for people with diabetes

      Contour Diabetes App


    • Ascensia Diabetes Care was established through the sale of Bayer Diabetes Care to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd

      Ascensia Diabetes Care


    • We introduced the CONTOUR®NEXT meter, our next generation of highly accurate diabetes management products

      Contour XT


    • We introduced a suite of blood glucose monitors with No Coding® technology, including BREEZE® and CONTOUR® meters



    • We introduced Glucometer Elite® the first meter to use ‘sip-in’ technology and the first ‘low volume' (3 microliter) blood glucose monitoring system



    • Through the former Ames division, we Introduced the Ames Reflectance Meter, the first portable blood glucose meter

      Ames Reflectance Meter


    • We developed Clinitest®, the first conveniez tablet test for measurement of reducing substances in urine, such as glucose.

      Bayer Clinitest



*SdNCenter is the legal manufacturer and developer of GlucoContro.online and is partnering with Ascensia to market and deliver the tool to HCP and Patient users.