Analyte sensor

  • US 7,640,048 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2006
  • Issued: 12/29/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for distributing and controlling use of an implantable sensor system comprising reusable and single-use parts, the method comprising:

  • providing a single-use device associated with the sensor system;

    providing information associated with the single-use device;

    determining information indicative of sensor insertion into a host'"'"'s tissue or information indicative of sensor removal from the host'"'"'s tissue; and

    providing a reusable device associated with a sensor system, wherein the reusable device is configured to provide sensor information responsive to receipt of the information associated with the single-use device, wherein the single-use device comprises an analyte sensor, and wherein the information associated with the single-use device comprises sensor insertion information configured to enable the sensor system to control a number of sensor insertions by using a number of sensor initializations or a number of iterations of sensor duration.

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