Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 20060200020A1
  • Filed: 05/02/2006
  • Published: 09/07/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A transcutaneous system for measuring an analyte concentration in a host, the system comprising:

  • a sensor adapted for transcutaneous placement through a skin of a host, the sensor comprising a first end and a second end; and

    an applicator comprising a needle configured for inserting the sensor into the skin of the host;

    wherein a diameter of the first end of the sensor is substantially the same as that of a diameter of the second end of the sensor, such that the needle is capable of inserting the first end of sensor into the host, sliding back over the second end of the sensor, and releasing the sensor from the needle.

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