Method and system for sterilizing an analyte sensor

  • US 8,252,229 B2
  • Filed: 04/10/2009
  • Issued: 08/28/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of sterilizing a glucose sensor assembly, the method comprising:

  • assembling a glucose sensor with a sensor mounting unit and a sensor delivery unit, where the glucose sensor comprises at least one electrode, an enzyme area, and a glucose diffusion limiting area, the sensor delivery unit comprises a housing and a metal sharp, and the sensor mounting unit comprises an adhesive;

    irradiating the assembly with a predetermined dose level and/or for a predetermined time period to sterilize the assembly;

    packaging the assembly in a first container;

    packaging the first container in a second container that includes a predetermined number of packaged assemblies; and

    irradiating the second container including packaged assemblies at a predetermined dose using one or more electron beam accelerators.

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