Method and apparatus for a multi-use body fluid sampling device with sterility barrier release

  • US 20080009892A1
  • Filed: 01/26/2007
  • Published: 01/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device comprising:

  • a disposable having a plurality of cavities; and

    a plurality of penetrating members at least partially contained in said cavities of the single disposable wherein the penetrating members are slidably movable to extend outward from lateral openings on said disposable to penetrate tissue;

    a sterility barrier that maintains at least a tip of each of a penetrating member in a sterile environment prior to launch of a penetrating member; and

    a device that moves that portion of the sterility barrier associated with the penetrating member out of the way of the penetrating member during launch of the penetrating member.

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