• US 20090264719A1
  • Filed: 04/16/2009
  • Published: 10/22/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A kit for introducing an analyte sensor into a blood vessel, comprising:

  • the analyte sensor comprising a distal end region, a proximal end region, and an elongate body, wherein the analyte sensor is sized and configured for percutaneous insertion into the blood vessel, and wherein the analyte sensor comprises an indicator system immobilized along the distal end region, said indicator system being adapted to generate a signal related to the concentration of analyte in the blood, wherein the indicator system is operably coupled to the proximal end region; and

    a removable introducer having a distal end region, a proximal end region, and an elongate body comprising a lumen configured to slidably receive the analyte sensor, wherein the elongate body of the introducer has at least one score line along a longitudinal axis, wherein the score line is a weakened portion of the elongate body.

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