Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 7,654,956 B2
  • Filed: 03/10/2005
  • Issued: 02/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An insertion kit, comprising:

  • a sensor and an introducer needle, wherein the sensor and the introducer needle are configured and arranged with a shape, such that the sensor is retained within a lumen of the introducer needle by a friction fit of multiple contact points separated by non-contact points between the sensor and the lumen of the introducer needle, such that longitudinal motion of the sensor with respect to the introducer needle is minimized prior to sensor insertion; and

    an applicator configured to cause the needle to be inserted through a skin of a host, wherein the applicator is further configured to position at least a portion of the sensor in contact with a biological fluid of the host.

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