Why One Drop Is Buying Sano

By Amit Chowdhry ● April 14, 2020
  • Digital care solutions company One Drop announced it is buying all of the assets and intellectual property of Sano Intelligence. These are the details.

One Drop is a digital care solutions company built for people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions. The company recently announced it has acquired all of the assets and intellectual property of health sensing technology company Sano Intelligence. Several Sano team members will be joining One Drop via the acquisition.

There was nearly a decade of work put into developing the Sano’s continuous glucose sensing platform, which will live on in a comprehensive multi-sensorial solution offered by One Drop. The planned development marks a significant milestone in One Drop’s effort for bringing personalized, adaptive, and integrated health solutions to people in real-time via their mobile phones.

One Drop will utilize the acquired assets, including silicon-sensing production infrastructure to design, produce, and commercialize a painless silicon-based continuous health sensing platform for use across multiple conditions.

So far, One Drop has collected 9 billion longitudinal health data points across 75 biomarkers from nearly 2.5 million users. And One Drop’s continuous health sensing platform will add thousands of new data points per user per day thus strengthening the machine learning models behind One Drop’s predictive and adaptive support capabilities across multiple conditions.

One Drop expanded its diabetes solution to offer data-driven tools and personalized support for people living with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, prediabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or any combination of these conditions. And at the same time, One Drop has supplemented its direct-to-consumer channels by introducing end-to-end employer and payor offerings, digital-only offerings, and broader retail availability to reach even larger populations.

Key Quotes:
“Sano and One Drop have a shared vision of transforming traditional healthcare into proactive, preventative self-care. We are excited to combine our sensor and device expertise with the strength of One Drop’s data-driven predictive capabilities and user-centered design to create a comprehensive collision avoidance system for health and wellness.”-Sano CEO and founder Ashwin Pushpala

“Telehealth and digital self-management of chronic conditions are more important than ever, and the benefits of real-time health sensing are obvious,” said One Drop CEO and founder, Jeff Dachis. “By introducing continuous health sensing technology to One Drop’s personalized solutions for a rapidly growing variety of health issues, we can empower people to make informed, proactive choices and prevent problems before they happen.”