BETACHEK - abbreviation of beta cell check
Beta cells produce insulin, a hormone that controls the level of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood. Beta cells are found in the pancreas; chek from Check; testing or verifying
First used 1988 by National Diagnostic Products. Registered trade name. 

National Diagnostic Products is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of pioneering medical diagnostic products. NDP is dedicated to providing innovative advances in healthcare through a commitment to research and development.

NDP has specialised in photometric technology for over 20 years. This reliable and robust methodology is used in laboratory based analysers. Adapting this technology and incorporating it into high performance membranes suitable for use outside the laboratory has been the focus of our research efforts. Today our most advanced membrane is capable of measuring target analytes, using only 0.6 microlitres of blood, in as little as 5 seconds.

With a focus on home diabetes monitoring, NDP markets its products under the brand name BETACHEK®

The BETACHEK® range of products include;

BETACHEK® Glucoflex

Improvements in ease of use, test time and other parameters continue to give Betachek products the innovative advances that ensure better lives for those who use them. Our research and development has resulted in several milestone achievements including:

The most accurate visually readable test for blood glucose
The first 5 second test for blood glucose
The first memory card equipped blood glucose meter allowing a permanent record of all test results.
The first standard size meter with a 50 test cassette


NDP is a licensed manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic products.  Our production facilities and research laboratories are audited annually by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and European certification body, TÜV SÜD and meet quality standard EN/ISO13485 (design and manufacture of medical devices).  Production is controlled and monitored to ensure all product lots comply with applicable performance standards. All Betachek blood glucose meters comply with the requirements of EN/ISO15197 and are approved to bear the CE mark.

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