Like so many diabetics, Maggie Andrews has pricked her finger tens of thousands of times to test her blood sugar. Maggie’s case is a bit unusual, though, because her older sister, Laura, is hot on the trail to end those finger pricks for good.

“When you’re little and your younger sister constantly has to give herself shots, prick her finger, insert huge pump needles, it makes you want to change things,” said Laura Andrews. “Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted to cure diabetes.” Her sister was diagnosed after falling ill on the way home from a rodeo 18 years ago.

Laura & Maggie Andrews (Oslo)

Laura Andrews and her fellow Georgetown grad Kelly Zebrowski have cofounded Azurite, an early stage biotech company based in San Francisco. The company’s mission is to build the world’s first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitor.

 

A New Approach to a Familiar Goal

The idea of a prickless, or noninvasive glucose mon

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  • Description: Laura Andrews and Kelly Zebrowski have cofounded Azurite, an biotech company with a mission to build the first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitor.