Freestyle Libre blood glucose sensor

NEWS

Europe but by 2016 we were in 34, and by

2017 a total of 42 countries. There was an

explosion of coverage - much more than

we anticipated. We also started to win on

reimbursement packages too. Basically,

we knew we needed more supplies. We'd

put a lot into our 'demand forecasting', but

we didn't get it right and it lead to delays.

There are now 800,000 users worldwide -

that's a lot of sensors. We did not like not

being able to supply customers. People

depend on our product for their health, it's

not like having a delay on getting a new

smartphone. We've consistently looked

at both affordability as well as ease of

use. We aimed for mass demand, not a

luxury or niche product only available to

a few. If we can build on demand, that

should eventually bring down cost. As a

company Abbott has to look at what it

invests in. Libre is now important to the

organization. It's gone from being a small

cog to a bigger one."

The good news, says Watkin, is that

"The new factory is now operating at full

capacity, and we already have funding to

build another factory that will open in a

year's time. It does mean that we'll have

to slow down on patient acquisition in the

short term, but we think we can manage

the situation so that the delay to supply for

existing customers will not happen again.

We'll clear the existing waiting lists then

close them again until we've added more

capacity to the supply chain."

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