Tissue penetration device

  • US 7,981,055 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2005
  • Issued: 07/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A sampling module comprising a module body portion having a lancet channel, a non-usable lancet slidably disposed within the lancet channel, a cover sheet disposed over the lancet and lancet channel capturing the lancet shaft in the lancet channel, a sample reservoir for collection of a sample obtained by lancing a patient with the lancet and the sample reservoir providing for integrated lancing and sample collection, and an electronic drive force generator configured to be coupled to the lancet to provide controlled advancement and retraction of the lancet and keep a wound tract open as blood flows from the wound tract;

  • and wherein the sample reservoir comprises an analytical region having sample sensors disposed within the analytical region.

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