Method and apparatus for a multi-use body fluid sampling device with sterility barrier release

  • US 7,988,644 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2007
  • Issued: 08/02/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device for use with a gripper, the device comprising:

  • a housing;

    a disposable configured to be positioned in the housinga plurality of sample chambers positioned in the disposable, each of a sample chamber including an analyte detecting member;

    a fracturable seal coupled to the disposable, the fracturable seal covering a plurality of openings, each of an opening being associated with the sample chamber;

    a punch positioned and movable to penetrate the fracturable seal covering the plurality of opening associated with the sample chambers;

    a light source and a detector disposed in the housing, the light source configured to illuminate an area of one of the openings and the detector configured to detect light reflected from the area illuminated.

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