Published on 28 October 2021

Roche and the Zur Rose Group announce collaboration to offer innovative health journeys for people living with diabetes

  • Roche, a world leader in integrated Personalised Diabetes Management, and the Zur Rose Group, provider of a European digital healthcare ecosystem, announce their collaboration to improve everyday therapy management and better address the needs of 60 million people living with diabetes in Europe [1]
  • The collaboration will empower people with diabetes to self-manage their condition for a better quality of life and enable healthcare professionals to efficiently provide optimal and integrated care

Today, Roche and the Zur Rose Group announced a collaboration to empower people with diabetes and their caregivers in their daily therapy management. In Europe, there are 60 million people living with diabetes, i.e. approximately 9% of the population older than 20 years.1 The prevalence of diabetes is rising among all ages and in particular of type 2 diabetes, which is mostly due to decreases in physical activity and an unhealthy diet. It is becoming one of the major healthcare issues for society across the globe.2

As part of the collaboration, Roche Diabetes Care and the Zur Rose Group are connecting their healthcare products and solutions and those of best-in-class third parties to improve the lives of people with diabetes. Customers will benefit from an integrated shared offering, including convenient access to self-management products, telemedicine services, scripts and refills, diabetes management supplies, data visualisation and decision support tools. This offering will become available in Germany as a first market in 2022 and is foreseen to be expanded to other European markets. It will focus primarily on people living with type 2 diabetes, which accounts for about 90% of all cases.1

As a global leader in integrated Personalised Diabetes Management, Roche Diabetes Care aims to drive sustainable care to improve the lives of people with diabetes. The company connects its own devices and digital solutions, such as one of the world’s most popular diabetes management apps mySugr, and third-party devices and services in an open ecosystem. Through the contextualisation of relevant data, this enables deeper insights and a better understanding of the disease, leading to more personalised and effective therapy management. With its pharmaceutical experts, eHealth and pharmacy platforms, telemedicine and technology expertise, and consumer reach, the Zur Rose Group will bring convenient and personalised diabetes journeys to life seamlessly connecting health products and solutions. This will also enable healthcare practitioners to be in touch with people with diabetes when and where needed. This new ecosystem under the DocMorris umbrella brand for consumer-centric diabetes management will include assets of both companies as well as other best-in-class 3rd party solutions and service providers.

“In our efforts to bring true relief to people with diabetes and their caregivers, we are excited to partner with the Zur Rose Group to complement our offerings. We see great potential in this collaboration to simplify daily self-management for people with diabetes. It will enable us to provide even more personalised and holistic therapy support to people with diabetes thus lowering the everyday burden of this chronic disease”, says Marcel Gmünder, Global Head of Roche Diabetes Care.

“People living with diabetes are requesting access to high-quality care and innovative solutions that simply integrate into their lives and improve their quality of life,” adds Walter Oberhänsli, CEO of the Zur Rose Group. “We are delighted to join forces with Roche Diabetes Care combining our healthcare expertise and digital assets within our ecosystem, empowering people with diabetes with a personalized and comprehensive health journey – all in one click.”

[1] IDF Diabetes Atlas, 9th edition, 2019
[2] https://www.who.int/health-topics/diabetes#tab=tab_1