Method and apparatus for a multi-use body fluid sampling device with analyte sensing

  • US 7,198,606 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2002
  • Issued: 04/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for use with a penetrating member driver to penetrate tissue, the device comprising:

  • a single cartridge;

    a plurality of penetrating members coupled to said single cartridge and operatively couplable to a penetrating member driver, said penetrating members movable to extend radially outward from the cartridge to penetrate tissue;

    a plurality of analyte sensors each in a sample chamber with the sample chambers being coupled to said single cartridge, each of a sample chamber being positioned on the cartridge to receive body fluid from a wound in the tissue created by each of said penetrating members and having a volume of no greater than 1 microliter; and

    a position sensor coupled to the plurality of penetrating members, the position sensor configured to provide information relative to a depth of penetration of a penetrating member through a skin surface, the position sensor further configured to provide an indication of velocity of a penetrating member.

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