A number of you have written to me asking about the Glucoband (next-gen armband non-invasive continuous monitor): did I see the prototype at the ADA Conference? Are they for real? All I can tell you now is Nope, and I Don't Know, respectively.
Strangely, I could not find a trace of the company (Calisto Medical) at the conference. Their booth was not where it was marked on the Expo floor map (?) I ran around asking attendees, and even the ADA event guides, but no one seemed to know anything. Funny.
Neither has the company responded to any of my queries, even though they linked to my preview of them. Odd. I've got some feelers out, and will let you all know as soon as I get to the bottom of this.
*** UPDATE 6/28/06 ***
I have heard back from my contact at the ADA:
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"... apparently Calisto was supposed to have a booth but just never showed up on-site. A mystery to us as well!"