Mendor is a Finnish company, committed to the design, development and marketing of advanced diabetes management products. Mendor has launched a revolutionary, discreet, easy to use, portable all-in-one blood glucose meter and web-based software application for the daily management of diabetes. Mendor has designed its products together with users and diabetes experts to address the needs of people with diabetes requiring regular blood glucose monitoring.Mendor was founded in 2006 by five individuals from different universities in Helsinki, Finland. After a successful showing in Venture Cup, a national business plan competition, the team started the product development of the Mendor Discreet blood glucose meter. The team came up with the idea of making daily blood glucose measurement easier with a new type of discreet and portable meter, partly originating from one of the founders being a type 1 diabetic.
Wanting to ensure a user centric approach to product development, the team began working on the idea with local diabetics and diabetes professionals. Following intensive brainstorming and concept testing with potential users and medical experts, the idea of a new web-based software for the analysis of blood glucose measurements emerged. This idea also received great feedback from local diabetes professionals. With help from Finland’s leading diabetologist Antti Virkamäki the guys started to develop the software further.
Today founders Tuomas Planman, Kristian Ranta and others at Mendor are managing the company towards international sales and helping to improve the life of diabetics all around the world.