Device for measuring blood coagulation and method thereof

  • US 7,005,857 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2001
  • Issued: 02/28/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for the measurement of clotting times of a fluid comprising an inlet port for the collection of the fluid sample and at least one microchannel with a lateral dimension of less than approximately 500 μ

  • m, the inlet port in fluid connection with the at least one microchannel, and at least two electrodes situated along the length of the microchannel, wherein the at least one microchannel is configured for the fluid sample to be transported therealong by capillary action and wherein the inlet port is an integrated penetration device for penetration into the skin of a user for collection of a capillary fluid sample.

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