Device and method for determining analyte levels

  • US 7,136,689 B2
  • Filed: 01/19/2005
  • Issued: 11/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/04/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An implantable device for measuring an analyte in a biological fluid, the device comprising:

  • a sensor body comprising a sensor and electronics configured to measure the analyte; and

    a porous angiogenic layer disposed on at least a portion of the sensor and a member for securing the sensor body to a host tissue, wherein one of the angiogenic layer and securing member is more proximal with respect to the sensor than the other of the angiogenic layer and securing member; and

    wherein the sensor comprises an optical sensing mechanism or an acoustic sensing mechanism.

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