Dexcom breaks into EMEA markets with new Edinburgh headquarters

Discover why diabetes management leader, Dexcom, chose Edinburgh for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters.

A quarter of a million people are affected by diabetes in Scotland, with 13% living with type 1 diabetes and 87% living with type 2 diabetes.

According to Diabetes UK, there are an estimated 549,000 people in the UK who have the condition, yet don’t know it.

Many living with diabetes are increasingly turning to technology to help manage their condition. 

“With its strong history of medical innovation, the incredible talent pool in the city, and the strategic inward investment through Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh really stood out for us as a location.”

John Lister, general manager EMEA, Dexcom

Dexcom are leaders in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes. The new Edinburgh operation for the San Diego-headquartered company, will manage all commercial, operational, technical support and research and development operations in the European region and will be key to Dexcom’s international growth.

This will mean patients across the EMEA regions will be able to access to Dexcom’s world-class technology.

A broad range of high-quality jobs will be created, delivering both headquarter-related internal services, as well as customer-facing services to clients across a range of European countries in multiple languages.

Why Edinburgh?

John Lister, general manager EMEA at Dexcom, said in a recent Invest Edinburgh article in City AM: “We feel there’s a good cultural match between Dexcom and Scotland’s reputation for innovation, especially here in Edinburgh, with its skilled and experienced workforce.

“With its strong history of medical innovation, the incredible talent pool in the city, and the strategic inward investment through Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh really stood out to us as a location. 

"We are excited to bring the benefits of our state-of-the-art glucose monitoring solutions to diabetes patients across EMEA and build our brand and future commercial business from Scotland."

Ongoing support for Dexcom

We have supported Dexcom in establishing the base in Scotland and will continue to support the company in its growth journey from Scotland.

“With exceptional strengths in both life sciences and digital technologies, Scotland is the ideal location for Dexcom’s European headquarters," says Paul Lewis, managing director of Scottish Development International.

"The company will now join the many international investors who benefit from our competitive business environment, strong skills base and effective support network, which help make Scotland the top performing location for inward investment after London," Paul added. 

"We look forward to supporting Dexcom’s ambitious growth plans for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.”

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