Device and method for determining analyte levels

  • US 7,110,803 B2
  • Filed: 09/09/2003
  • Issued: 09/19/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A wholly implantable glucose monitoring device, the device comprising:

  • a) a housing and a sensor, wherein the sensor is situated on the housing, wherein the sensor comprises a member for determining an amount of glucose in a biological fluid of a tissue of a host, and wherein the tissue of the host is adapted to be adjacent to a first side of the housing;

    b) an angiogenic layer situated on said sensor, wherein the angiogenic layer promotes adequate microcirculatory delivery of analyte and oxygen to the sensor; and

    c) a securing member for securing the device to the tissue of the host, wherein the securing member is situated on the first side of the housing wherein one of the angiogenic layer and securing member is more proximal to the housing than other of the angiogenic layer and the securing member.

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