University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Dr. Andrea Facchinetti is Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Padova (Italy). He received the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2009. Since the beginning of his career, he focused on the development of algorithms and signal processing techniques to improve accuracy and reliability of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors. His major research achievements include the creation of the concept of “smart” CGM sensor, the long-lasting collaboration with Dexcom Inc. aimed at bringing new ideas into next generation sensors, and the development of a simulator to test the “non-adjunctive” use of CGM sensors (used by Dexcom Inc. to ask to the FDA a change of label for their Dexcom G5 Mobile sensors, from “adjunctive” to “nonadjunctive”). Recently, he has been working on the development of new algorithms for the prediction of type 2 diabetes onset and complications. He is author of more than 60 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and holds several international patents and patent applications.