Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same

  • US 7,056,302 B2
  • Filed: 02/26/2003
  • Issued: 06/06/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A transcutaneous infusion inserter for inserting at least a portion of an transcutaneous insertion set onto the surface of the tissue surface inserting an insertion needle through the surface of a tissue, comprising:

  • a housing having a cavity therein, wherein the distal end of the cavity is adapted to receive a removable holder for an insertion set therein, the holder being adapted for slidable motion of the insertion set therein; and

    a moveable plunger disposed within the cavity for advancing the insertion set within the holder, wherein the plunger is moveable from a proximal position away from the insertion set to a distal position in contact with the insertion set, said insertion set being releasable and separable from said inserter once said plunger has applied the insertion set to the surface of the tissue.

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