Minimally-invasive system and method for monitoring analyte levels

  • US 20050096519A1
  • Filed: 08/02/2004
  • Published: 05/05/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for detecting at least one analyte in a patient, comprising:

  • at least one active electrode, said active electrode having a length such that said active electrode is adapted to pass through the stratum corneum to a depth sufficient to access said analyte to enable the electrochemical detection of said analyte; and

    at least one auxiliary electrode configured to at least partially surround said active electrode, and adapted to contact patient'"'"'s skin when the device is placed against said patient.

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