Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 7,914,465 B2
  • Filed: 02/08/2007
  • Issued: 03/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tissue penetrating system, comprising:

  • a housing;

    at least one penetrating member;

    at least one analyte sensor associated with the at least one penetrating member;

    a penetrating member driver coupled to the at least one penetrating member;

    a tissue stabilizer member coupled to the housing; and

    a user interface coupled to a processor, wherein in response to an input at the user interface by a user, the processor provides an input to the penetrating member driver to relay a lancing penetration parameter selected from at least one of, penetrating member depth of penetration, penetrating member velocity, penetrating member braking, or penetrating member retraction from a tissue site.

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