Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 20070043305A1
  • Filed: 10/19/2006
  • Published: 02/22/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site, the system comprising:

  • a voice coil based penetrating member driver;

    a plurality of cartridges;

    a plurality of penetrating members, each of a penetrating member and its associated sample chamber having a combined occupied volume of no more than about 5.0 cm3;

    a transport mechanism configured to engage said cartridges, wherein each of said cartridges are operatively engaged with said penetrating member driver when moved into position by said transport mechanism; and

    a human interface providing at least one output.

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