Low pain penetrating member

  • US 20130190578A1
  • Filed: 12/20/2012
  • Published: 07/25/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A body fluid collection or fluid injection device, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a penetrating member driver configured to be coupled to the penetrating member;

    a plurality of penetrating members, each of a penetrating member for piercing tissue, wherein each of a penetrating member is made from a solid rod of a given diameter and geometry of the penetrating member from the rod is configured to reduce area of contact of the penetrating member with the penetrated material, the rod having a primary facet and a plurality of side facets where a primary facet length to a side facet length that is less than 2;

    1; and

    a plurality of analyte sensors, each of an analyte sensor associated with a penetrating member.

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