Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 20070167873A1
  • Filed: 02/06/2007
  • Published: 07/19/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tissue penetrating system, comprising:

  • a plurality of penetrating members a penetrating member driver coupled to the plurality of penetrating members;

    a disposable transport device;

    a plurality of disposables each associated with a penetrating member, the disposable transport device being configured to move each disposable to a position aligning a penetrating member with the penetrating member driver to drive the penetrating member along a path into a target tissue site; and

    a user interface coupled to a processor, wherein in response to an input at the user interface by a user the processor provides an input to the penetrating member driver selected from, depth of a penetrating member penetration, velocity of a penetrating member, a desired velocity profile, a velocity of a penetrating member into the target tissue, velocity of the penetrating member out of the target tissue, dwell time of the penetrating member in the target tissue, and a target tissue relaxation parameter.

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